Cold smoke Rock cod ?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by cmayna, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The wife is out cod fishing today and I know, we'll have a sheet load of it when she comes home.  So I am going to pull some cod out of the freezer to make room for the newbies and started thinking about smoking some cod.

    But I just can't imagine smoking cod like you would Salmon, trout, etc.  So I was thinking about doing a 3 hours cold smoke in the latter afternoon and then throw the filet's on the grill to cook.  Any chance this might taste good?  Anyone ever done it?

    Craig
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I never smoked Cod, but it's an oily fish, so it should smoke good. I would make sure you got it to 145* IT, because Cod have a great tendency to have parasites.

    Bear
     
  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Bear,

    The cod is frozen right now and when I get a chance I'm going to try to smoke some.

    Craig
     
  4. It all sounds delicious!!!!!! Cheers! - Leah
     
  5. I know this is an old thread but how did the cold smoked cod come out? I'm about to try cold smoking some yellowtail and wanted to know how yours came out.
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah Craig how did the Cod turn out? I hot smoke bottom fish and lingcod just like salmon, but I use less salt when brining. I actually like to turn it into jerky.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014
  7. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry,  but I got distracted.  Going to do some tonight.  Will try my original plan of smoking and then grilling.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MMMmmmm…………..

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    Bear
     
  9. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well after much more dragging my feet, I decided to NOT cold smoke the cod via my original plan but instead have decided to hot smoke it for dinner tonight.  I just don't want to take a risk on parasites, etc. 

    Case, I'm using your wet brine recipe I found in another post.
     
  10. The best ever fish and chips was made with Cod.  IT was battered and breaded and made by an English couple and tasted THE BEST.  Mmmmmmmmmmm  mmmmmmmm.   My own .02.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2014
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's a pic of my final product. As mentioned above, I smoked it as one would Salmon, using a wet brine for 5 hours. Dried for 2 hours and then smoked it with Alder pellets for 3+ hours until it reached an IT of 145*. This is my first COD smoke and am pretty happy with it. Very tasty, though I thought the surface was a little more firm than I was expecting. Think I'll make a smoked COD roll (smoked COD chunks mixed in cream cheese and formed into a roll) for our next fishing trip.

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
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  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Excellent from My House!!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  13. That cod looks so good! Cheers! - Leah
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Craig! FOr me I like to take the bottom fish to a jerky texture. I'm just not a big fan of it smoked as a meal. So I'll really dry it out. I bet it would be good candied, like you do the salmon nuggets.It does make a good dip/ spread.

    Heading to Depoe Bay this weekend for the Annual wooden boat show. I'm sure that I'll sneak in a fishing trip or two.
     
  15. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Case,

    Thanks.  Have fun in Depoe Bay.    Wife brought home her first Salmon of this season a couple days ago.
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love rock cod. It is one of the best tasting fish around. I agree it makes the best fish and chips. However, I really wish I could try this smoked version. What a great idea! Thanks for posting it.

    Disco
     

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