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Smoked Tilapia tacos

FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
I had some tilapia in the freezer, and all the things to make fish tacos, so I decided to throw them on the Egg and give it a try.  Definitely not what I would have chosen to buy for tacos, but it should work ok.  I made a rub called Willy's Number One-derful Rub that I put on half, and used Dizzy pigs Raging River on the other half.  I have sliced avacodo, red onion, soft shells, sweet salsa, and chipotle sauce.  

I put them on alder planks, and have some remaining cherry or apple chunks in the firebox (might be strong for fish, but taco meat is always pretty pungent), and have the temp right around 210 to start.  They are super thin so they prob won't take long at all.

Anyone used tilapia for fish tacos?  Or actually, ever used smoked fish of any kind in tacos?  

Frank
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  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    I've used both catfish and tilapia for fish tacos, but grilled them on the egg, instead of slow-smoked. Both were surprisingly good. I would take out the cherry, but leave in the apple chunks.
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
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  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    They turned out really good, surprisingly so actually.  I might have to tweak the seasoning in the future, and maybe play with not using the planks but still using indirect.  Definitely a success!
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,945
    I want to try this too; bookmarked!  
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,427
    2 pounds of snapper or grouper or any flaky white fish
    1/3 cup canola oil
    1 teaspoon garlic salt
    2 tablespoons adobo sauce
    Juice of 2 limes

    Combine and marinate 30 minutes. Remove from marinade, pat dry and spread hot sauce (I used Franks) over each filet. Grill but don't over cook. I got this recipe from Patio Daddio and it's good. He also has a recipe for coleslaw and an avocado cream sauce tha goes real well with the tacos.
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    did your planks smoke at all at that low a temp?
    planks usually do best at 350-400.  they don't really flavor the food by contact, it's just the smoke from them that does it.


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  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    did your planks smoke at all at that low a temp?
    planks usually do best at 350-400.  they don't really flavor the food by contact, it's just the smoke from them that does it.


    No, it was bad planning on my part.  I hadn't thought it through and had them on the planks when I decided to go with a low temp.  I did take them up to 350 at the end, but not long enough to get the planks smoking.  Thankfully the wood chunks gave it some smoke though. 

     

    Frank

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  • galengalen Posts: 51

    Tilapia by the thousands swim right in front of my house and yet, for some reason I have not caught and "egg.ed" any of them yet.

    This forum will get me going....

     

    Aloha

     

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