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If It Smells Like Fish, Its Quite A Dish

Discussion in 'Fish' started by chilerelleno, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The Menu
    Butter Basted Grilled Mangrove Snapper
    Homemade Yellow Rice
    Mega ABTs Stuffed With Cheesy Rice

    Meg ABTs with Cheesy Rice
    Roasted Pablano chiles, skinned and then stuffed with my homemade yellow rice combined with generous amounts of shredded Chihuahua cheese.
    Wrapped in bacon and then smoked over Hickory at 325°-350°

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    Homemade Yellow Rice
    3C brown rice / 3C water / 3C chicken broth
    1/2C each chopped onion, yellow/green bell pepper and 1/4C cilantro
    3t salt, 2t ground turmeric, 1t each cumin, paprika and garlic powders
    (ideally I'd use Saffron for yellow rice, but its so damned expensive)

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    Butter Basted Grilled Mangrove Snapper
    Fresh Mangrove Snapper, well salted inside and out
    Grill on high heat basting with lots of butter

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    The Finale!
    The ABTs stole the show!
    The combination of chiles, bacon and cheesy yellow rice was incredibly delicious

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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'd eat that any day!
    Looks great!
    Those chilies look huge on the grill.
    Like!
     
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  3. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, glad you like it.
    Those are BIG chiles, big hand selected Pablanos for stuffing.
     
  4. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Okay, I’m going to totally rip off the poblano recipe.
     
  5. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Delicious looking as usual Chile!
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  6. Looks delicious Chili! I love mangrove snapper-one of my favorite fish to fish for! Just butter on the fish? No seasoning? I rarely freeze mangrove whole, but do leave them with the skin on. Would probably work just a well ya think? I have a lot of fish in the freezer and have be cooking it regularly. Might have to give this a go...
     
  7. X2!!
     
  8. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    They were well salted.
    Thanks man, appreciate the compliment.
    Thank you!
    Thanks, please do... So yummy!
     
  9. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great Chile, but gotta say I've never been big on my dinner looking back at me. LOL
    I've never eaten mangrove snapper (we're a little short on mangroves up here). Anything like red snapper??
    Gary
     
  10. Very, very close to red snapper. The difference is so subtle, most can't detect it.
     
  11. I'll tell ya what chili- all those bones left over after eating....inda garden bed= best tomatoes and peppers onda planet!
     
  12. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Gary,
    yeah, some folks just can't get past their food staring them down... LoL.
    As Inda says, very similar, i.e. a nice firm, white meat with good flavor.
    I'm a big fan of whole fish vs fillets, just like bone-in meats I think there is more flavor with bone-in.
    Not to say I never fillet as I do, I also like fish steaked.
     
  13. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's a fantastic looking meal John!
    I really liked the stuffed poblanos, and who doesn't like snapper!!
    Congrats on making the carousel!
    Al
     
  14. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al, glad ya like it.
    Fresh fish is always a winner and who doesn't like ABTs.
     
  15. petehalsted

    petehalsted Meat Mopper

    Yet another fine meal from Chile! If I was your neighbor you would have to get a restraining order against me.
     
  16. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The eyes don't bother me, I was looking at that upper jaw and thinking toothpicks....
     
  17. That's why they named that fish "snapper"....when you catch one, don't get your fingers anywhere close to the mouth! LOL!!! You'll get an nasty nip on the finger!
     
  18. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    X3

    Awesome job on the cook!
     
  19. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    LoL... Thanks, I always cook extra, so bring a side dish and welcome you'd be.
    Yeah buddy, ya don't lip many saltwater fish.
    I watched a tourist try to lip a big Bluefish, he lost the tip of his thumb.
     
  20. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, too kind.
     

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