Smoked Catfish Filets - Qview

Discussion in 'Fish' started by the iceman, May 21, 2010.

  1. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Pulled a couple of catfish filets out of the freezer & decided to try to give them a smoke. Once thawed I dried them on some paper towels & hit them with Tony Chachere's seasoning. Here they are ready for the smoker...


    I started them out for the first half hour or so at about 200° with some apple chunks. For the last 30 min. or so & cranked up the heat to about 250°. Here they are all done served up on a bed of rice, corn, peas & lima beans. Topped it off with some lime juice & tartar sauce - damn tasty...


    Thanks for lookin'. [​IMG]
  2. Oh man, that looks SO good!![​IMG]

    i have not smoked fish yet, but now I am inspired!!
  3. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking meal. Although, I love Snapper but that would work as well. I think I am going to shoot you some [​IMG]over there. Yes, I think I will. I like it.

    One question: How long did the process take please?
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks very good, I loved smoked catfish [​IMG]
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looking good. [​IMG]
  6. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic


    Fish will cook up fairly quickly so it went fairly fast on the smoker. After the first half hour I flipped them over & moved them toward the heat. Turned out great - moist & tender. Only just a little over an hours time total cooking time.
  7. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice! Fish is such a natural for the smoker.[​IMG]
  8. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome! I love me some catfish. I grew up in GA, and my Dad, Uncles, and Grandad were always bringing home catfish from the river. We always fried it -- haven't tried any smoked yet, but that's definitely on my "to-do" list!

    Thanks for posting. [​IMG]
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on a great smoke, smoked catfish is one of my favs, especially if there is no brining involved. Thanks for sharing a tasty looking meal. It's all good my friend.
  10. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Yummy looking'excellent job [​IMG]
  11. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Cool, Thanks. And earlier, I meant Salmon. Well I love Snapper also but Salmon....YES!!!!
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great Iceman!------------>>[​IMG]

    I haven't tried smoke/cooking any fish like that yet (catfish is a great choice!). Up to now, all I've done was smoke Salmon & Tuna real hard (long & slow), to hold in your hand & eat as a snack. Yours looks like a GREAT MEAL. I gotta try that soon.

    Thanks for showing,
  13. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    Outstanding! Love some catfish, time to fire it up now! [​IMG][​IMG]
  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Iceman, Nice Job...[​IMG]
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking catfish Iceman!! Wish I had some for breakfast right now. [​IMG]
  16. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That sure is some good looking fish and yes it is a natural for the smoker too.

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