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Fish Filets on the Egg

Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 2,918
edited 2:41AM in EggHead Forum
Last night KayNOcook had to work late and I was on my own for dinner!!!
Took some filets of Atlantic Croker, Sheepshead, and Sea Trout, sprayed with olive oil, dusted with DP Raging River on each side, got the egg up to 325, put the Lodge round cast iron grddle on the grate.
Browned each side of the filets and ohoooooooooo they were soooo good. Had a salad with vidalia sweet onion Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing that we got at the Lane Packing Company in Georga. (Exit #142 on I 75 a great place open daily all year and worth your time and they have a web site)
Tonight I did it all again and KayNOcook told me it was one of the best ever fish cooks that I have done and I've been cooking fish for her some 18 years now.
I don't post much but just had to share this with everyone.
Sorry no pictures and my smell-a-view is also not working.
Wishing many great cooks on Eggs world wide.
Jupiter Jim ;)

I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

Okeechobee FL. Winter

West Jefferson NC Summer

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  • Exit #142. Is that north or south of Atlanta? How far?
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 2,918
    It is south of Atlanta, and west of I75 5 miles and worth the trip only 5 or 6 minutest.
    They have a great soup and salad bar and a nice restaurant. A great peach cobbler with peach ice cream, fresh peaches and veggies in the summer, pecans in the fall and winter, a small gift shop, bakery yummy, peach salsa and more and more and Grandma Kauffman's pineapple salsa that is to die for :laugh: . We got 6 last trip and only have 4 left :( .
    KayNOcook says it is a great place and be sure to get at least 6 jars of Wickles pickles before you leave a sweet hot bread and butter pickle. :)
    Hope this helps Jupiter Jim

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • Sounds great, I love pan-fried fish. I'll be trying that out real soon.
  • Out of curiosity, why do it on the Egg?  Wouldn't it be essentially the same on the stove top?  I would not think the time in the Egg would be enough to impart any kind of flavor.
    Weber Gas,  Large Big Green Egg 

    I am going to gain way too much weight now that I have a LBGE.
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,072
    Driller said:
    Out of curiosity, why do it on the Egg?  Wouldn't it be essentially the same on the stove top?  I would not think the time in the Egg would be enough to impart any kind of flavor.
    I have been surprised how much flavor fish absorbs in a very short cook time.  I have always cooked on the wide cast iron grates, though.  One flip only.  Doesn't fall apart, tastes great.

    Spray grates. Put the fish on flesh side down. Give it a little slide to break the initial stick-age.  Flip when the color is right, on to the skin side (even if the skin isn't there) and cook until done.  The skin (or even the minimal fat if the skin was removed) will protect the fish while you finish the cook.  You've already seared the top so it'll look pretty and taste better.  Mmmmm...
    LBGE/Maryland
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,091
    I do most things of my frying outside, don't have to worry about the smoke or mess.  Probably if I had a stove fan that went outside it would be different, but sure is nice to crank the heat outside.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 11,657
    Great idea @Jupiter Jim, and thank you for the info. I love all things peach, and fish on the BGE is awesome. I will try that spot off I 75, for sure. About 150 miles south of Atlanta metro?
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sounds killer!!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 15,915
    Love it when ancient treasures are reserected.
  • Even after 9 yrs....
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,508
    Blast from the past @Jupiter Jim
    Great to hear you are still Egging strong. Simplicity is wonderful when you cook the food perfectly. Thanks for sprinkling our stuff on your hard-earned food! Cheers
    Chris  

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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,411
    Grill Grates to the rescue.
    Woodford Co. & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle
  • KiterTodd said:
    Driller said:
    Out of curiosity, why do it on the Egg?  Wouldn't it be essentially the same on the stove top?  I would not think the time in the Egg would be enough to impart any kind of flavor.
    I have been surprised how much flavor fish absorbs in a very short cook time.  I have always cooked on the wide cast iron grates, though.  One flip only.  Doesn't fall apart, tastes great.

    Spray grates. Put the fish on flesh side down. Give it a little slide to break the initial stick-age.  Flip when the color is right, on to the skin side (even if the skin isn't there) and cook until done.  The skin (or even the minimal fat if the skin was removed) will protect the fish while you finish the cook.  You've already seared the top so it'll look pretty and taste better.  Mmmmm...
    What temp do you have it?
    Weber Gas,  Large Big Green Egg 

    I am going to gain way too much weight now that I have a LBGE.
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,072
    Driller said:
    KiterTodd said:

    Spray grates. Put the fish on flesh side down. Give it a little slide to break the initial stick-age.  Flip when the color is right, on to the skin side (even if the skin isn't there) and cook until done.  The skin (or even the minimal fat if the skin was removed) will protect the fish while you finish the cook.  You've already seared the top so it'll look pretty and taste better.  Mmmmm...
    What temp do you have it?
    I don't really check. This would be a similar setup as you'd use for grilling hamburgers.  Maybe 350-375?  Fish cooks so quick that you are checking it regularly.

    I have done it raised direct, but now I usually just cook at the standard ring height so that I get nice char/grill marks on a quick cook.

    Before you flip it, spray the top of the fish with oil.  Once I flip it, if it's a strong tasting fish I'll hit it with lemon or lime for the 2nd half of the cook.
    LBGE/Maryland
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,241
    Eating a fried apple pie from Lanes right now. Good stuff. 
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