A-MAZE-N Pecan Smoked Honey Tilapia with Q-View

Discussion in 'Fish' started by teeznuts, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Ever since getting my recent shipment of pecan pellets from Todd at A-MAZE-N products, I've been trying them on everything I can think of. Tonight it was fish.

    Started with 3lbs of boneless Tilapia filets. The next few steps are from a honey Tilapia recipe thats all over the internet.

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    Soaked em in a simple sugar, salt and water brine for 3.5 hours. Patted em dry and put them down on foil that had been rubbed with a coat of EVOO. Then I sprinkled salt and pepper over the top only. Next I drizzled honey over each piece and lightly brushed it on.

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    Now it was time to add my own twist. I was planning to smoke with pecan. I just happened to have a mixture of toasted and chopped pecans mixed with brown sugar left over from making FPNMF's praline bacon recipe http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/106794/todays-treat-praline-bacon-with-q-view  (which I'm now addicted to) so I sprinkled some of the mixture over each piece of fish.

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    Filled the AMNPS with one row of pecan. Since I knew the Tilapia would only take an hour to cook I wanted to maximize the smoke so I lit both ends.

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    Put the fish in the MES and smoked at 230 for an hour. While the fish was smoking I sliced up some green zucchini and yellow squash.

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    Then added mushrooms.

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    I borrowed Scarbelly's asparagus recipe and used it on my veggies. I dumped in balsamic, EVOO and some garlic and shook the bag til all was mixed and well coated. I let the veggies sit in the mix for 30 minutes then I dumped them into a hot wok on the gas grill and did the "stir fry" thing.

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    Added a little parmesan/romano blend.

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    After an hour of smoke the fish was done. Had to test a piece.

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    Bear View

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    My plate.

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    Dinner was excellent. Pecan is definitely my "go to" for the moment.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking plate Teez!
     
  3. Sure looks like a winner to me!
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Teez, looks good ehough to make me hungry at 7 AM.... Dave
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    Wow Teez that is an awesome looking plate 
     






  6. Thanks guys.Scarbelly a special thanks goes to you for the balsamic/EVOO/garlic idea. It's my new veggie marinade now.
     
  7. Looks great!

    If you did that with tilapia, just imagine.....

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Another one out of the park,Teez!...JJ
     
  9. Not a fan of tilapia but that sure looks good! Nice Job! [​IMG]
     
  10. very nice! I really want to try that one.
     
  11. tjohnson

    tjohnson Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Teez,

    You're gonna have to join "Smokers Anonymous"!

    Looks great...Again!

    Todd
     
  12. Between my 2 week break from smoking while on vacation and my new found love of pecan pellets, I can't help but smoke everything I see.
     
  13. That looks AMAZING!!!  I just added this to my "list of things to do!"[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  14. sprky

    sprky OTBS Member

    I'd eat a plate of that any day. [​IMG]
     
    I think several of us fit into that category..........LOL
     
     
  15. roller

    roller SMF Premier Member

    It looks really good...
     

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