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Full Pit King Smoke 6-22-08

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
well the fish fairy dropped off 5 king mackeral at the house yesterday..biggest one was close to 45lbs!..i'd say i got about 40lbs cleaned atleast.... got them all cut up and marinated last night and let them soak it up in the frig all night...i just put them on the grill its 11:50am now..still have almost of a 1/4 of it left that wouldnt fit on the grill, i'll add them later in the day as the thin pieces get smoked up...hoping to be done by around 5pm or so.....gonna make dip and have smoked slabs with some smoked mushrooms,onions and cheese as a side dish...along with garlic bread........the neighbors will be eating good tonight! biggrin.gif

the Marinade is something i learned from some fillipinos that i worked is great on ANY meats.. especially pork..

my favorite spices
soy sauce
sesame oil
cut up whole ginger root
brown sugar or honey

here's some Q-view...will update them as i go....

here is a pic of the big king his dad caught...

post #2 of 18
That's a mess of fish, you have your work cut out for you but I suspect the rewards will be worth it. Good job!
post #3 of 18
YUM is all I have to say!
post #4 of 18

Holy Makerel!

That is a ton of fish! Don't think I've ever had Makerel.
Bet is comes out great. Mrinade sounds wonderful.

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
update: alil over 3 hours into the smoke, gonna smoke them another 3 or so....just spritz'd it all for the first time... also put the mushroom dish on..and one of the full fillets i had left...gave the rest of the fish that didnt fit on the grill to a buddy...

spritz is :
apple juice
southern basting oil
balsamic vinger
sherry cooking wine

smoked mushrooms dish is:

whole mushrooms
large vidalia onion
8 jalepenos sliced thin
grated cheddar/monteray jack cheese

post #6 of 18
All I can say is MMmmmmm!!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 18
Props to the fisherman that caught that nice looking fish! What a biggie, and with the fat content of the mack, it should smoke up nicely.

All the pics of the fish looked mouth watering and the idea with the mushrooms and onions just adds to the luscious smell coming off that smoker. Great smoke today!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #8 of 18
Wow.. that looks great.
post #9 of 18
Those veggies are going to be awesome, as said earlier, fish looks great to PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 18
Nice job, You either need a bigger smoker, or catch smaller fish!icon_smile.gif

Thats a mega load for that horizontal. I bet ya had to do a bit of shuffling to get it all done correctly!

Hats off to you, looking forward to the end pics!
post #11 of 18
Wish I was in Fl. I could help you pack soom of those off. Great post.
post #12 of 18
Kajun, ya got my mouth watering. Looks great.
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks folks... my mouth is watering too lol its a good thing i have beer to wash that saliva down :) its 5:15pm and i'm gonna smoke for about another hour buddy and his dad that caught these are coming over for supper....they are from Arkansas and this was his dad's first saltwater trip and first big king.....i'm sure he'll be happy to eat it also!

here's the latest pic...

post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
that last post i forgot to hit the submit reply button so its alil late lol...but here are the finished pics...6+ hours of smoking...this was the first time i smoked fish on my CGSP..usually i have been smoking it on my electric ECB.....the ECB fish comes out good but the charcoal/wood flavor really put it over the top...mmmm everything turned out great,got a ton of leftovers... gave some to the neighbors and bringing the rest into work for the is good :)

post #15 of 18
kajun man what can ya say besides WOW... Great job, smoke looks super.. Way to go.... PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #16 of 18
Thats alot of fish looks great PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #17 of 18
Man, now I'm hungry. So, how much did the temp drop when you put the meat on. That had to take at least 30 minutes.
post #18 of 18
Hey Kajun,
Congratulations on a great smoke! It really looks awsome. I've heard the kings are running and it really looks like your friend and his Dad got into them .... 45 lb is a nice fish. I can just taste it. Nobody likes King Fish dip more than I do ..... especially when served on some nice fresh Ritz crackers. Bon Apetite!
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