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post #21 of 33
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I agree with you Atomicsmoke! So fun to mix all that jazz with salad and experience the flavors and textures and all that that entails!

 

And thank you Dave! Hilarious!

 

Yes, rest assured, I do indulge!

 

Check out my bison Bolognese over pasta with parm shredded atop - (Wino section/group) of which I ate the whole damn thing, to the point of epic pain, had "the meat sweats' even, and yet am ever so proud of that damn dish!

 

But "junk food" to me, is that fantastically evil Ducktrap brand of smoked mackerel, covered in peppercorn and laden with enough bad white sodium (not even good sea salt but the white regular stuff) AND sugar, and yet every now and then, I will eat the whole package - reptilian skin and all - and a jar of pickled herring which unfortunately has crappy salt (not my beloved good sea salt) and sugar added too, but I love both of those junky things and very much!

 

I'd call them guilty pleasures but I do not have guilt about pleasure, but can call them junk. Really, yummy, junk.

 

And so, I can go there! Smiles. Happy hump day! (My freezer is devoid of camel burgers right now or I would make those, which I actually love, on this hump day indeed).

 

Anyway, cheers to you! I share your penchant for cold food too and that's so fun!!!! Always a pleasure! Happy all!!! Cheers and warm wishes, Leah

post #22 of 33
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Oh Dave! On more heavy eating, check out my whole roasted Tuscan chicken in my "Happy June" thread in the wino group too! I pulled and yanked at that carcass afterward - grease running down the chin - and ate the skin and all things and it was WON-DER-FUL!

 

To eating! Indeed! Many smiles, Leah

post #23 of 33

Awesome as usual, Leah!!:drool

 

Makes me wish it was Football Season & I had a few of those to pick on during the game!!:drool

 

Those look Sooooo Tasty!!------------:points:

 

And some :points:For Captain Randy for making it possible for Leah to please us all with this Awesome thread!!!Thumbs Up

 

 

Bear

post #24 of 33
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Bear!! Happy midweek to you and thank you so much!

Hope winds and predicted storms didn't hit your area too hard!? We have sunshine now, thank goodness!

Yes, these would be good tailgating snacks! Good idea!

And thank you for points, and I'm delighted you gave some to Captain Randy too as I am beyond grateful and wouldn't have these lovely meals if not for his generous kindness indeed!

Hope you're grilling or smoking or cooking up one of your wonderful things!!! Cheers and warm wishes, Leah
post #25 of 33

Awesome again !!!!! Thumbs Up

post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Leah Elisheva View Post

Bear!! Happy midweek to you and thank you so much!

Hope winds and predicted storms didn't hit your area too hard!? We have sunshine now, thank goodness!

Yes, these would be good tailgating snacks! Good idea!

And thank you for points, and I'm delighted you gave some to Captain Randy too as I am beyond grateful and wouldn't have these lovely meals if not for his generous kindness indeed!

Hope you're grilling or smoking or cooking up one of your wonderful things!!! Cheers and warm wishes, Leah


Thanks Leah!!

 

The Storms hit hard, but the Tornadoes missed us.

 

Bear

post #27 of 33
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Glad you're OK Bear! Some of the news footage looked bad. Here is to safe and sound summer-esque stuff and to delicious food for all!!!!! Cheers! - Leah
post #28 of 33
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And thank you too CrazyMoon! (just got your post now & see it snuck in there earlier but I didn't see it then etc). Glad you enjoyed my second batch! I LOVE mackerel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #29 of 33

Looking good Leah.  Do you brine them or anything?  Some say to bleed mackerel right away by cutting the head & tail and cleaning the cavity out? I always loved smoked mackerel but never smoked any myself.  Usually just broil with some wine & butter sauce & flaked almonds.

 

Your note about always leaving the heads on reminds me of an old "Gunsmoke" episode.  Doc & Festus were arguing as usual, and Doc invited Festus over to Delmonicos for catfish.  Festus asked if the kept the "haids on em".  And Doc said "of course not". Festus said ""Us Hagans don't eat no catfish without the haids on em"  Doc asked "why on earth not".  Festus said. "Elsewise ya might be eatin' a meermaid"... :icon_lol: 

 

Thanks for sharing,

Greg

post #30 of 33
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Greg that's fantastic!

Thank you for making me smile and for both great mermaid jokes and what sounds like a fabulous almond recipe for mackerel too!

I did not brine and didn't even oil these first, as I usually do before smoking anything, but instead I simply oiled and seasoned when plating and it was great!

Thanks tons for your post! Terrific stuff!

Cheers!!!!!!! - Leah
post #31 of 33

It all looks good Leah,

Let me give you a recipe one of our members posted . i have tried it w macks and mullet  Macks are a bit better.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/60570/delicious-smoked-king-mackeral-dip-recipe

 

after posting this i saw you commented on it in 2113

post #32 of 33
Wow really looks good!! I'm new to smoking and have been wanting to try smoking fish , did you throw them on fresh ? No seasoning or brine ?
post #33 of 33
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Thank you Eman! Great link! And thank you Daveyp, too! I usually mop all things through oil first, (grapeseed oil or high heat friendly oils that are equally healthy) but with mackerel being such a deep oil fish, I simply smoke it plain, and then add my oil, sea salt and all things when plating it. Cheers and happy new week!!!! - Leah

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