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Flounder (pics)

NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,121
edited March 2013 in Seafood
I went to my local fish store yesterday and they had some flounder that had just come out of the water.

Flounder on the Big Green Egg

I added salt and pepper to both side, oiled the skin side very well with canola oil, and put them directly on the grate, skin side down.

Flounder on the Big Green Egg

I cooked them direct (and not raised) with the bottom vent open about an inch and a half and only the holes of the daisy wheel open. I haven't fixed my thermometer issue yet, so I don't have an exact temp.

This is about halfway -- you can see the color changing:

Flounder on the Big Green Egg

Once the fish was opaque and flaking, I removed them.

Flounder on the Big Green Egg

They were falling apart:

 Flounder on the Big Green Egg

I made a quick caper/shallot/dill butter sauce for the top -- sorry, no pictures of the final plate. It was really good, and I enjoyed the slight smokiness.
Next time I'll coat the grate as well as the skin of the fish.

Sorry for the cruddy pictures -- I used my point and shoot because it was closer. I won't be so lazy next time. ;)
I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,223
    Kristi, looking good. Love Flounder. If those pics are bad then I just need to stop posting mine! Thanks for posting
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,920
    Mmmm...we need to try and eat more seafood and after seeing your fish, that might be on the menu tonight.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • Bham_eggerBham_egger Posts: 196
    Very nice. I love fresh flounder. I wouldn't have the guts to put it directly on the grid.

    =D>
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  • hahaha!  Thanks, @Chubbs!  That last pic is just dark and dingy... your pics always make me drool.
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • Side Note:  My fish store is 2 miles down A1A from the Sunshine State EggFest... so if anyone wants to cook seafood on Saturday, here is the info -- tell the guys I sent you! :D

    Indialantic Seafood Company
    826 North Miramar Ave (A1A)
    Indialantic, FL 32903
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,907
    Looks good! =D> I wish I could get fish right out of the water, I don't do seafood enough at home, but anytime I'm on either coast that is about all I eat.
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 212
    Wow!  How awesome it would be to have access to fresh seafood like that.  Pretty rare where I live.  I'll never forget when my wife and I went to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary.  I ate a different type of fresh fish every day that was caught that morning.  Nothing over there is ever frozen, nothing over 24 hours old.  I thought, oh so this is what fish is supposed to taste like!  That flounder looks pretty yummy.

    Living Large and XL

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