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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2004, 04:43:06 pm »
For us Land Locked saps here in Alberta we definitely have fewer species to choose from.  I have heard some people in these parts refer to Walleye as "Mackrel".

Walleye is a very tasty fish caught in our lakes.  We batter the fillets and fry them up in oil or butter[:p][:p][:p]

Have not yet smoked one, but I plan to if I catch any this summer[;)]

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2004, 05:07:21 pm »
Walleye is, IMO, second only to bluegill in flavor. May even take first since you only have to catch a couple as opposed to 40.

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2004, 04:35:34 pm »
Whitetail:

When you smoke the "eye's" let me know how they turn out....

Mr. Bubba:  There you go on weird fish again with those bloogies![xx(]  
Walleye![:p] Walleye![:p]  Walleye![:p]

Sorry, couldn't resist - was up in Spokane, Deer Park, Priest River this past weekend meeting with my contractor for my house...I can't wait to hit the lakes for walleyes!![:p][:p]

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2004, 02:39:44 am »
I wish there was somewhere kinda close where you could catch wallys here.[:(] Not that they're not here, but you might spend a day just to get one. Not like the spectacular fishing up north in Canada.

I'm so glad they are managing their fisheries better than we did like in Wisconsin & Minnesota. Thumbs up Canucks![^]

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2004, 02:49:31 am »
Kirk:

Yeah, I wish there was wally fishing down here in So Cal too....

Whitetail:  Just an FYI - the street for my house is "Whitetail Lane" and yessir, whitetails abound and are currently stripping my trees!!!

I had one baby pine (ponderosa) doing great - about 8 feet tall...stripped in between brances from two feet to six feet - I hope the thing lives...

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2004, 03:19:02 am »
Fuzz,

If you didn't live in The People's Republik of Kalifornia you could shoot them things![;)][:D]

.........and have bonus Q!

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2004, 03:42:28 am »
LOL Kirk!

You are correct re: the Great Republick!!!  To funny![:D]

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2004, 05:06:57 am »
Fuzzy B
When I left SoCal a while back, it was a stiffer sentence to shoot a deer illegally than to shoot a person if I recall the headlines correctly. (Is there such a thing as a headline that's correct?!?![;)]) Also as I recall the freeway wars, they added a whole new dimension to the term "Smoke em if ya got em" [:D]

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2005, 06:47:20 pm »
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<br />This may really show my ignorance out here in So. Cal., but.........isn't Mackeral either bait or cat food?[?]

Sorry, I'm not slamming anyone but that just sounds weird to me.

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2005, 07:00:52 pm »
I hope I am welcomed aboard. Brand new to this site, and am replying to fuzzybear. atlantic, sometimes called boston mackeral differ in west coast macks, namely diet. On theleft coast they taste like anchovies...YUCK! Atlantic macks are real tasty, if you like oily fish.Smoked,broiled, or on the "barby", the can't be beat.Also good for bait(and cat food.)

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2005, 12:44:53 am »
Hey Gilbert,

Welcome. We look forward to your experiences.

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2005, 03:29:55 am »
welcome Gilbert tons of info and comedy here.

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2005, 04:14:27 am »
Welcome to the Forum, Gilbert!

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2005, 05:20:34 pm »
Rytek Kutas's book has a little blurb on smoking mackerel.  He says they are usually smoked whole, uncleaned. "the vent of each fish must be opened to allow excess brine to drain from the cavity"  uhhhh, I don't think so.

Heading to North Carolina in June.  We usually catch quite a few mackerels and blues.  Anything that doesnt go into sushi I am just going to knock off the filets, brine and smoke.  I imagine I will have plenty to experiment with.  I will update you guys when I get back.[:D]

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Re: Smoked Mackrel
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2005, 05:05:43 am »
Leif,

Eat the sushi!!!!

Smoked is great, but fresh & raw is FANTASTIC![:p]

Kirk

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