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Old 05-18-2016, 09:18 PM
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Default Want to try smoking a broofish

I have been hearing that blue fish are delicious smoked. I want to put a couple of cocktail blues in the smoker.. any suggestions for a good brine?
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:02 PM
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In a new clean five gallon bucket. 1/3 filled with water. Add enough kosher salt to float an egg (in the shell) off the bottom. Keep track of the amount of salt. if it takes two cups match that amount with brownn sugar. Add a little onion and garlic powder. Soak for a few hours. Next step is important. Pat dry the fillets, put on a rack and place in the fridge. They will develop a sticky surface. This is what the smoke adheres to. When brining in the bucket, place another bucket filled with ice on top of fillets. This will keep them submerged and cold while soaking. Do this in a cool place.

These Come out great when smoked
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:55 AM
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Default Re: Want to try smoking a broofish

Another good one is. . Get fresh blue fish and cut the red meat out. Soak in milk with lemon and old bay season. Get a cedar plank and put meat on top of it. Cook over a fire for 10 mins. Then scrape the blue fish off and eat the plank
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:02 AM
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Like shrimpy said. I leave the skin on
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:13 PM
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That sounds like a tasty cedar plank!
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:07 PM
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Smoked bluefish is delicious done properly. Shrimpmans recipe is a good one to follow.
Using a soft smoke wood like alder is perfect for smoking fish.
One of the biggest failures that happens when people smoke fish is that they do not let the fillets form a pellicle.
A pellicle is a skin or coating of proteins on the surface of meat, fish or poultry, which allow smoke to better adhere the surface of the meat during the smoking process. Useful in all smoking applications and with any kind of animal protein, it is best used with fish where the flesh of, say, salmon, forms a pellicle, the surface that will attract more smoke to adhere to it than would be the case if it had not been used. Without a pellicle the fish would be inedibly dry from enough smoking to produce a tasty finished product. It is the pellicle which permits the transformation creating delectable smoked salmon.

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Old 01-10-2017, 07:56 PM
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I just bought a Charbroil smoker today. Would you use the same brine for Blackfish rib meat? Is pellicle as important for white meat fish like a BF?

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I just bought a Charbroil smoker today. Would you use the same brine for Blackfish rib meat? Is pellicle as important for white meat fish like a BF?

Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:08 AM
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Cool, thanks Tropics! Looks amazing.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:15 AM
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You can mix and match your brine, more pepper or even add pancake syrup, the possibilities are endless. Bluefish in the smoker is awesome.
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