Smoked Halibut Taco's w/Q-view

Discussion in 'Fish' started by smoke_chef, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    So, last July my two brother-in-laws and I went on a Alaska fishing trip. We had a blast. I decided to smoke some Halibut for taco's and they turned out great!

    Here we are on the charter. This was so fun!

    Here's our bounty for the day... Did I mention this was so fun!

    Here's the Halibut after being in the marinade for 35 minutes.

    Here it is smoked and ready to eat. I smoked at 300 and it took about 34 minutes to get to temp. I pulled it out at 144.

    Ahh... the finished product. It was delicious! My Father-in-Law who is from SoCal said they were the "Bomb".

    Of course, you have to have the sides... this homemade salsa and homemade guacamole. I also made a flavored sour cream that didn't make the picture but made the taco extra awesome!

    The marinade I used was:
    Juice of two limes
    Juice of half an orange
    1/4 cup water
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp CBP
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
    1 tbs honey
    1/4 cup vegetable oil

    I left the skin on for protection and smoked it skin side down without flipping

    Next time I will up the garlic a bit but everything else seemed about right. Also.. next time I will smoke at 225 for a longer smoke so it picks up more of the smoky goodness.

    My flavored sour cream was:

    3/4 cup sour cream
    1/4 Mayo
    1 tsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1 tsp white pepper
    juice of half a lime
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp garlic

    Mix then chill for 30 minutes before use. Or, you can do this ahead of time. The left overs the next day were even better than the first.

    As always... I welcome any feedback, suggestions, comments...
    I hope you enjoyed this post.
    Now... let's go light up the smoker!
  2. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ooops... just realized I posted the same pic twice. Here is the real pic of the finished smoke.

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Tasty! We do fish tacos all the time. Didn't get any halibut last season so we had to settle for lingcod! Nothing wrong with that!
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So now I know what to do with all the Halibut I'll be bringing back from my Alaska trip this coming fall.   Thanks for sharing.  
  5. How fun indeed! (The trip, the "bounty" and then the food)!!!

    I love that you made all the sides from scratch! 

    So very fun!!!!

    Happy weekend!!!

    Cheers!!!!!!! - Leah
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is such a good idea. I love fish tacos. Well done.

  7. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    "settle" for Lingcod... Ha! That's like have to settle for Prime rib... :drool
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ex-fishermen get picky! Sometimes I wish I'd been a rancher

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