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Smoked Peruvian Smelts & Smoked Sweet Potato.

Discussion in 'Fish' started by leah elisheva, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Happy Friday To All! Today's lunch, of smoked Peruvian smelts, was just savory and sensational! Cheers and warm wishes, Leah

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  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    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!!!

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

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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
  5. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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.  [​IMG]

  6. 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
  7. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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.

  8. 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
  9. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Man Leah.. sure beats my lunch.. that looks and sounds wonderful!
    Happy Friday to you!
  10. Thanks ol' Mikey!! As simple as smelts are, I always find them to be so amazing!!! Cheers and happy weekend indeed! - Leah
  11. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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

    Beautiful picture!
  12. Thank you so much Clarissa! And happy Sunday to you!!! Cheers! - Leah
  13. 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 :)
  14. 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
  15. 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

  16. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    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 ???

  17. Good idea Bear!  Cheers to that! - Leah
  18. 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

  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

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


  20. 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