Full Pit King Smoke 6-22-08

Discussion in 'Fish' started by kajun, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. well the fish fairy dropped off 5 king mackeral at the house yesterday..biggest one was close to 45lbs!..i'd say i got about 40lbs cleaned atleast.... got them all cut up and marinated last night and let them soak it up in the frig all night...i just put them on the grill its 11:50am now..still have almost of a 1/4 of it left that wouldnt fit on the grill, i'll add them later in the day as the thin pieces get smoked up...hoping to be done by around 5pm or so.....gonna make dip and have smoked slabs with some smoked mushrooms,onions and cheese as a side dish...along with garlic bread........the neighbors will be eating good tonight! [​IMG]

    the Marinade is something i learned from some fillipinos that i worked with...it is great on ANY meats.. especially pork..

    my favorite spices
    soy sauce
    sesame oil
    cut up whole ginger root
    brown sugar or honey

    here's some Q-view...will update them as i go....

    here is a pic of the big king his dad caught...




  2. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a mess of fish, you have your work cut out for you but I suspect the rewards will be worth it. Good job!
  3. YUM is all I have to say!
  4. That is a ton of fish! Don't think I've ever had Makerel.
    Bet is comes out great. Mrinade sounds wonderful.

  5. update: alil over 3 hours into the smoke, gonna smoke them another 3 or so....just spritz'd it all for the first time... also put the mushroom dish on..and one of the full fillets i had left...gave the rest of the fish that didnt fit on the grill to a buddy...

    spritz is :
    apple juice
    southern basting oil
    balsamic vinger
    sherry cooking wine

    smoked mushrooms dish is:

    whole mushrooms
    large vidalia onion
    8 jalepenos sliced thin
    grated cheddar/monteray jack cheese




  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All I can say is MMmmmmm!!![​IMG]
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Props to the fisherman that caught that nice looking fish! What a biggie, and with the fat content of the mack, it should smoke up nicely.

    All the pics of the fish looked mouth watering and the idea with the mushrooms and onions just adds to the luscious smell coming off that smoker. Great smoke today!! [​IMG]
  8. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow.. that looks great.
  9. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those veggies are going to be awesome, as said earlier, fish looks great to [​IMG]
  10. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job, You either need a bigger smoker, or catch smaller fish![​IMG]

    Thats a mega load for that horizontal. I bet ya had to do a bit of shuffling to get it all done correctly!

    Hats off to you, looking forward to the end pics!
  11. leupy

    leupy Fire Starter

    Wish I was in Fl. I could help you pack soom of those off. Great post.
  12. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kajun, ya got my mouth watering. Looks great.
  13. thanks folks... my mouth is watering too lol its a good thing i have beer to wash that saliva down :) its 5:15pm and i'm gonna smoke for about another hour .....my buddy and his dad that caught these are coming over for supper....they are from Arkansas and this was his dad's first saltwater trip and first big king.....i'm sure he'll be happy to eat it also!

    here's the latest pic...

  14. that last post i forgot to hit the submit reply button so its alil late lol...but here are the finished pics...6+ hours of smoking...this was the first time i smoked fish on my CGSP..usually i have been smoking it on my electric ECB.....the ECB fish comes out good but the charcoal/wood flavor really put it over the top...mmmm everything turned out great,got a ton of leftovers... gave some to the neighbors and bringing the rest into work for the crew.....life is good :)




  15. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    kajun man what can ya say besides WOW... Great job, smoke looks super.. Way to go.... [​IMG]
  16. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Thats alot of fish looks great [​IMG]
  17. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Man, now I'm hungry. So, how much did the temp drop when you put the meat on. That had to take at least 30 minutes.
  18. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Kajun,
    Congratulations on a great smoke! It really looks awsome. I've heard the kings are running and it really looks like your friend and his Dad got into them .... 45 lb is a nice fish. I can just taste it. Nobody likes King Fish dip more than I do ..... especially when served on some nice fresh Ritz crackers. Bon Apetite!

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