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Saturday Fish & Mothers Day Cook

hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
Inspired by @Mickey fish from yesterday I decided to try something I've wanted to do for a while... Grilling a whole fish!

So I picked up 3 whole Branzino that have been gutted and cleaned. I am going to stuff them with lemon and herbs and grill them direct at about 400 till the IT is 145. The fish guy assured me that it would be easy to basically remove the head and bones all at once. I have my doubts about that... But I did get a pack of Hebrew Nationals just in case ;) Going to make a mango and cucumber salad to go with it...

For mother's day... Going with some Watermelon salsa as an app, followed by a couple of London Broils and a batch of the company potatoes...

Wish me luck...

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 23,996
    You got it my friend. Good luck.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    edited May 2014
    A little about the salad please. Also oil the crap outside of fish and the grill.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Mickey said:
    A little about the salad please. Also oil the crap outside of fish and the grill.
    The salad is really simple... Diced ripe mango, chopped cucumbers, some fresh chopped mint, and fresh lime juice
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    The salads...

    Mango and cucumber for the fish tonight and the watermelon pico for tomorrow as an appy...

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Here's the stick pic... Got chased inside by some passing thunderstorms, egg don't care, happily getting up to temp.

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Egg laughing at the rain... And my boys waiting to get back out there when the rain ends.

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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,596
    Ditto... I am in side, pitch black outside raining cats and dogs. Egg also getting up to temp..The radar is indicating another 30 min of storms..
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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,596
    Waiting to get out to check temp
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Rain seems to be over... Just have to oi the grid. Fish is prepped

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  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 647
    @hapster you need to get a better camera.  What you are using just doesn't take good enough pictures!
    Milton, GA.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    flynnbob said:

    @hapster you need to get a better camera.  What you are using just doesn't take good enough pictures!

    =))
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Smelled great... Wife and daughter gave it A+ for effort. Wasn't impressed at all by the taste, though the bones and all came out easy.

    Thank God I have a plan B

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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,596
    You are kidding....That fish looks fantastic..I was hoping for a better report..Hope the Hebrews turn out okay..
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Always good to have a back up plan.  The fish look pretty good to me, but the kids would probably prefer the dogs. 
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    The fish wasn't that good... texture wasn't there and it had no flavor. On the other hand, the dogs were outta sight :)
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,144
    Interested in the watermelon app!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,344
    Looks good hap, sorry it didn't taste good.

    We have white and speckled trout in the gulf around NOLA.  There's really no commercial market for white because the meat turns mushy after a day or two and it doesn't freeze well. 

    What can ruin fish most of the time is age - the enzymes similar to what make beef tender with time really work fast in fish, depends on the species.  And fish flesh, depending on several factors, esp fat content, turns to goo if over cooked.  Salmon, for example, can remain palatable even after grossly overcooking.  Not saying you did that, but just what I've experienced myself and from cooking at a steak and seafood joint when I was in school.
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  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 647
    Maybe a little smoke next time if you like that flavor on your fish?  Looks fancy though.
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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,805
    Beautiful presentation.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,153
    You do realize none of us had a chance to taste it? You could have passed that off as prize winning. :)
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    100% for presentation.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    I grilled red snapper the first day and deep fried same the second day. I liked the fried best.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Yeah, could've fooled us Food Network style.

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