smoked amberjack

Discussion in 'Fish' started by bigd3077, May 7, 2015.

  1. bigd3077

    bigd3077 Meat Mopper

    I got a nice lunch box from my cousin down in the keys. Got a couple nice reef Donkeys and sent them to me to smoke. Made a simple brine with salt, brown sugar, tyme, and a bay leaf. I cleaned the fillets up, removing all blood line. After 24 hours in brine, I placed on smoker racks and refrigerated overnight. Got up early, and set up the mes30 . Temp was 190-210. Got done in about an hour an a half. Came out spectacular! !

  2. bigd3077

    bigd3077 Meat Mopper

    Oh, and I smoked with apple chips.
  3. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I think an amberjack is called a kampachi (or kahala in Hawaiian) and is a very tasty fish!!!!

    Nice smoke...
  4. bigd3077

    bigd3077 Meat Mopper

    It has a few different names. It is looked down from people that don't filet properly. Bigger ones can get worms as well. If that means more for me, I'm good with that!
  5. Nice Looks Good

  6. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great! This fish also makes an excellent smoked fish spread.
  7. bigd3077

    bigd3077 Meat Mopper

    Thanks Gary, my first smoke in at least 4 weeks. Damn, been so busy.
    Yes it does. That was my original plan, but I had to get the kids to school and was out of time. Just made a simple fish salad and put on a pita. Got another one for today, it came out very good...
  8. Slow down and smoke more

  9. bigd3077

    bigd3077 Meat Mopper

    I'm with you. Had my oldest daughters first communion, and it was a lot of planning for the party. The day after that was my wife's birthday, and she banned me from smoking, lol. This Sunday is Mothers day, so no smoking. I had to pass up spare ribs on sale too, huge racks for $13.
  10. We have Pork Butts on sale here for $1.79 lb  not bad   Got some a while back for $1.27

    Do you can any of your fish ?

  11. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking smoke.

  12. It looks very tasty!

    Happy smoken.

  13. bigd3077

    bigd3077 Meat Mopper

    Thanks again guys. I have not canned any cause it usually does not last. In fact, this batch is all gone already

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