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Green Fish and Ham, Sam I am

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by dirtsailor2003, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    May I present one of the better tasting denizens of the sea,


    The Lingcod!!! Green meat version!



    The meat stays green until its cooked. Makes it easy to tell when its done! The little fillet was actually the bait. Lingcod like to latch on to smaller fish and hang on  for the ride. We call these Hangers or Hanger ling! The small fish was a kelp greenling, aka sea trout. Lingcod candy. Sea trout don't have dorsal spines like other rockfish so the ling love to bite into them.

    I forgot to snap a finished photo. The green meat turns whiter than white when its done!

     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Interesting! I've never seen green fish before! What is that big red tail in the tote?
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    gorgeous catch!  All of it looks wonderful!

    I miss my cane pole and bucket of worms!

    Kat
     
  4. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice pics Case. Lake Superior Whitefish is about as exotic as it gets for us around here. I've heard you talk about lingcod before..what does it taste like compared to other fish?
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sebastes miniatus, aka Vermillion Rockfish.

     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All of the rockfish are really mild tasting. Take on the flavors that you put on them.
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh, are you bringing back memories. We used to catch Rock and Ling cod when I lived on Vancouver Island. They make the best fish and chips in the world. Thanks for posting these pictures.

    Disco
     
  8. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hah....I knew it. I saw 'green fish' and your name tag and I thought 'Case must have Ling Cod'.....delish fish and a nice haul....Willie
     
  9. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dirt

    I LOVE ling cod.  Guess that's not what you would expect an Alberta/Saskatchewan boy to even know about.

    Gary
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They sure do make great fish and chips! Dredge in seasoned flour, then water and into seasoned corn meal, dep fry! Oh yeah!
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Willie! Went to the Duck game Saturday, hit the ocean Sunday!! Was a good weekend!
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Here's a Yellow Eye Rockfish. In Oregon we aren't allowed to keep these anymore so back into the ocean it went. Similar to a diver coming up to fast the rockfish have to decompress in order to survive. So they get attached to a special rig and sent back down slowly. The clamp is pressure sensitive auto releases.

     
  13. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool