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Amberjack - Recipe Needed

CrimsonsmokeCrimsonsmoke Posts: 16
edited 4:55PM in EggHead Forum
Have a buddy that just came back from Florida with 300+ lbs of fish. He wants to grill amberjack tonight, but doesn't want me to bring my small BGE because he wants to learn how to cook it and be able to do it on his own. I suggested he buy a BGE, but tonight we will be on a gasser.[p]Anyone have recipes or suggestions.


  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    This might be good.

    [ul][li]Ginger Honey Amberjack[/ul]
  • crimsonsmoke,[p]Amberjack is excellent for the grill (gas or charcoal).
    This type of fish typically has a large bloodline, I remove the skin and the bloodline before grilling.[p]With 300lb+ you can try diferent ways of fixing it, my preference is smoked. For smoking do't remove skin, use your favorite rub and slow cook it (remove the skin and the bloodline after it's cooked). Smoked Amberjack, if vac packed will last a few months in the frezer.[p]Smoked Amberjack makes great smoked fish spread.[p]Enjoy[p]Pete

  • Pete,[p]I personally am not a big fish eater. I cook salmon, tuna and shark on occassion, but not much else. The fish I cook usally comes out of the case and is ready to go. [p]Please explain what the bloodline is and how to remove it.
    The fish were cleaned and and cut into fillets at the marina.[p]Thanks for your help.

  • crimsonsmoke,[p]The Blood line is that dark stuf betwen the skin and the meat.
    When you remove the skin you will notice a large area of dark , almost black attached to the meat. One side the filet will look like fish on the skin side will look like mud.
    Take a sharp knife, like a filet knife, and remove the bloodline by cutting like you would fat from beef or pork.
    The filet should look like meat on both sides.
    The reason for removing the blood line, is that Amberjack is a game fish and it can be quite strong, by removing the blood line its less strong on the fish taste.
    Hope this helped.

  • Pete, Do I understand you to say you don't want the fish to taste like fish ?[p]What am I missing?

  • HML,
    It's going to taste like fish no mater what, but it does not have to have a strong fishy taste.
    Fish taste = OK
    Fishy smell, strong taste, oily, cooked blood on the meat = NOT OK.

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