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Recipe Discussions => Fish => Topic started by: ArnieM on July 08, 2010, 07:28:46 pm

Title: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: ArnieM on July 08, 2010, 07:28:46 pm
Well, it's almost smoked.

I see DTAggie did something similar recently.  My thanks to DarqMan who put me on to the cedar plank deal at woot.com.  I've been out of planks for a while.

Soaked the plank for a few hours.  The dried it and oiled it.  Gave the fish an OO rub and some seafood rub.  The grill was running about 480.

Out of the grill.

(http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx21/ArnieMauer/Talapia1.jpg)

Onto the plate.

(http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx21/ArnieMauer/Talapia2.jpg)

Syracuse salt red potatoes that were dug up two days ago.  Steamed fresh green beans and carrots with some of NePaS' secret seasoning.

Pretty much a "30 minute meal".
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: DTAggie on July 08, 2010, 07:31:24 pm
Yep I did do that on the Weber recently.  Was fantastic.  Hope yours was as well.  What was in the spices you used?
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 08, 2010, 07:43:07 pm
Looks just great.

Wish I liked fish.
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: squirtthecat on July 08, 2010, 07:44:49 pm
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SvsJYsstoRI/AAAAAAAA_sY/fMHBTcx9tJk/applause-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: DTAggie on July 08, 2010, 07:47:56 pm
HUH?  The smokin' monkey no like fish?
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: Ka Honu on July 08, 2010, 07:49:54 pm
Tilapia?  Scrape off the fish and eat the plank.
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: ArnieM on July 08, 2010, 07:52:30 pm
... What was in the spices you used?

I did a review of Road Kill Grill rub for the newsletter a while back.  The place sent me a bunch of stuff.  This is the first time I've tried this one.

Dean Jacob's seafood rub.  Comes in a tin.  The ingredients listed are:  Sea Salt, Natural Sugar, Lemon Peel, Dehydrated Onion, Garlic Citric Acid, Black Pepper, Coriander, Dehydrated Parsley and "Natural Flavor" ( whatever that is ).

You can find the stuff at www.xcellint.com if you're interested.
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: ArnieM on July 08, 2010, 07:54:51 pm
CRG - Maybe I'll do mud bugs next time  :D
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: ArnieM on July 08, 2010, 07:55:59 pm
Tilapia?  Scrape off the fish and eat the plank.

Easy KH.  Maybe next time I'll have your uncle bert walk the plank  ;D
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: DarqMan on July 08, 2010, 08:01:49 pm
I love fish and would like a bite of that!

Looks delicious!
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: DTAggie on July 08, 2010, 08:04:39 pm
Arnie, did you like the rub?
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: ArnieM on July 08, 2010, 08:06:51 pm
I love fish and would like a bite of that!

Looks delicious!

It was good.  I prefer to plank salmon but had this farm raised frozen fish in stock; oh well.
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: DTAggie on July 08, 2010, 08:08:44 pm
Salmon is better planked, the plank does help talapia keep from falling through.  The time I planked was the only time I had on talapia.  Usually just put it on the grill but the fillets were not too big.
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 08, 2010, 08:10:13 pm
CRG - Maybe I'll do mud bugs next time  :D

I do like Blacken Catfish, shrimp, mud bugs, lobster and deep fried catfish (small chunks).

All are scavengers! ;D
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: ArnieM on July 08, 2010, 08:19:41 pm
Arnie, did you like the rub?

Yes, the rub is good with minor problems.  The following is an excerpt from the review I did on a couple of the company's rub.s

2.   The Fowl Stuff and Fish-Tail seasonings are not ‘homogenized’.  They consist of finely ground spices along with large unground spices and never the twain shall meet.  The former has a lot of dried rosemary needles (not listed in the ingredients) and the latter has whole coriander seeds that tend to end up rolling around on the counter when applied to the food.
Note:  I put both of these through my spice grinder to get a more even consistency.
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: DTAggie on July 08, 2010, 08:34:48 pm
Dang you are a real critic
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: ArnieM on July 08, 2010, 08:45:39 pm
Dang you are a real critic

That's the idea of doing an honest review; the good, the bad and the ugly.  I can't say all is wonderful just because I got it for free.  BTW, the supplier liked the review  :D
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: DTAggie on July 08, 2010, 08:46:48 pm
As he should
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: Ka Honu on July 08, 2010, 11:46:18 pm
Easy KH.  Maybe next time I'll have your uncle bert walk the plank 

Sorry, Arnie, but we have a heavy cultural bias against tilapia in Hawaii (since they thrive in every foul water venue we have - places you wouldn't even think of swimming in).  Alan Wong (one of those world famous chef guys) wanted to try serving them in his Honolulu restaurant.  No one would order tilapia so he changed the name on the menu to "Lake Wilson Opakapaka" (sort of a local joke - Lake Wilson is a reservoir occasionally stocked with catfish).  I'd rather eat boiled ribs.
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: DTAggie on July 09, 2010, 06:43:35 am
Interesting Ka Honu.   I never knew.
Title: Re: Planked Talapia on the Gasser
Post by: SnellySmokesEm on July 09, 2010, 07:16:04 am
Man not a lot of love for Talapia.  :-\ ???  I personally like talapia when I'm in a pintch.  It's quick, easy, cheap and versitile.  Whats not to love about that.  You can fry it, smoke it, grill it broil it.  I have made some good smoked fish dip with it.  In other works, great job Arnie!