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Smoked Peruvian Smelts & Smoked Sweet Potato.

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That looks Great !!!!

I haven't had Smelts in many many years, since my Dad used to catch them through the ice at Fairview Lake in NE PA.

Thanks for bringing back the memories!!!

Bear
 

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Thanks Bear! That must have been truly wonderful, having smelts caught right through the ice!!!! Cheers and happy Friday!!! - Leah
 

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I catch smelt through the ice here in Minnesota through the ice and we still have a smelt run  in the North Shore rivers and beach areas near Duluth.  Could you tell me what you did to prepare the smelt, and what temps you smoked the smelt? thanks. Reinhard
 

mr t 59874

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I catch smelt through the ice here in Minnesota,

Reinhard
Those smelt look wonderful, sure miss the smelt feeds in the spring.  Also interested in your recipe and procedure.

Hard water will be coming soon. 


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leah elisheva

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Hi Reinhard and Mr. T! You're both so blessed to have access to so many smelties!!!

I always mop them through grapeseed oil and grill them, but today did that same simple/minimalistic ritual and smoked them for 25 minutes.

My little rig for smoking doesn't have a thermometer on it, but I'd say the "middle of high" (if that makes any sense) is what kind of heat that was involved. The sliced sweet potato discs, (also coated in grapeseed oil first), sat around them for the entire time and were delicious!

I love smelts - grilled or now smoked - and now think a "Smoked Smelt Caesar Salad" would be superb!

Cheers and happy weekend! - Leah
 

mr t 59874

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I love smelts - grilled or now smoked - and now think a "Smoked Smelt Caesar Salad" would be superb!

Cheers and happy weekend! - Leah
Leah, may I so boldly suggest smoking the croutons.  Mild smoke for 5-10 minutes will be enough.  It puts my Caesar salad over the top.

Tom
 

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Tom that sounds terrific!

I am intolerant to wheat, (yet oddly eat more "carbs" and gluten-free pasta and rice and so forth than anyone I know), but can do some gluten-free croutons, and certainly try them smoked. Good idea!!!!!!! Thank you!!! - Leah
 

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Man Leah.. sure beats my lunch.. that looks and sounds wonderful!
Happy Friday to you!
 

leah elisheva

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Thanks ol' Mikey!! As simple as smelts are, I always find them to be so amazing!!! Cheers and happy weekend indeed! - Leah
 

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Leah, that looks absolutely amazing! I'd kill to have that salad of yours for lunch today!

Beautiful picture!
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That looks amazing!  I have never seen a smelt in my life but am not going to rest until i get some and make them into a smoked smelt caesar salad as you mentioned!  Love love love that idea!   Thanks for posting :)
 

leah elisheva

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Thanks so much Jessakill! They're so good grilled too! And yes, I think that salad idea sounds just delicious! Cheers to this new fantastic week! - Leah
 

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Hi Sweet Smokers! Today's lunch was GRILLED smelts for a change, (alongside a Greek eggplant ensemble that's always fabulous), and now I'm torn between which I love more - the smoked smelt or grilled - as both are delicious!

Anyway, that's the lunch note here, and now I PROMISE not to inundate you with a zillion more smelt photos! I just get so passionate about each day's meal that it is tricky not to share! Smiles.

OK, CHEERS to today and make it delicious! - Leah

 

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Hi Sweet Smokers! Today's lunch was GRILLED smelts for a change, (alongside a Greek eggplant ensemble that's always fabulous), and now I'm torn between which I love more - the smoked smelt or grilled - as both are delicious!

Anyway, that's the lunch note here, and now I PROMISE not to inundate you with a zillion more smelt photos! I just get so passionate about each day's meal that it is tricky not to share! Smiles.

OK, CHEERS to today and make it delicious! - Leah
Looks Awesome Leah!!!

I'd be all over these & the smoked ones!!

Can't make up your mind??  How 'bout Smoke them & then finish them on the grill ???

Bear
 

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Happy Friday Sweet Cookies!

I just devoured some simple grilled smelts today, again, (as I do eat those fairly often I suppose), but figured I'd chime in with a little dose of "weekend cheer" amid my shared lunch! 

So happy everything to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers and warm wishes, Leah


 

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OMG---You just keep doing it !!!

Awesome!!!

Bear
 

leah elisheva

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Thank you tons Bear!!!

I suppose that I'm boring in the sense that I eat the same bunch of menus over and over for the most part (octopus, cuttlefish, snails, conch, smelts, whole grilled sardines, whiting, bluefish, cobia,) and then some red game meat peppered in here or there.

BUT, I think if something is good, it's good to keep it in my life and rotation!

Happy Friday to you!!!! Here's to the weekend!!!! Cheers! - Leah
 

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