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Old 03-01-2020, 11:32 AM   #1
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I do quite a bit of offshore fishing and more often than not we throw kingfish back while in search off better table fare....while its edible I've always thought it had an extremely fish taste probably contributed to the fact it's such an oily fish....we caught a few smaller ones on the last trip out and I decided to give it another shot while its fresh and hasnt been frozen....any good recipies from u guys?...I'm not looking to fry it, I know how to do that....I know some folks smoke it buy havent tried that yet...
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:54 AM   #2
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The only way I like it is balled out and soaked in mustard and seasoning and then fried. I have had it smoked and grilled fillets and don’t care for it at all.

Good luck finding a way you like it.
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:55 AM   #3
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The last few Kings we caught I marinated in Italian dressing for 24 hours and then fried it and grilled some and no fishy taste whatsoever.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:05 PM   #4
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They grill well. Also make good smoked fish dip.
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Cut into chunks and cook like dove. Bacon and jalapeno and mesquite grilled.

Smoked kingfish salad is excellent.

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Old 03-01-2020, 12:10 PM   #6
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They grill well. Also make good smoked fish dip.
Smoked kingfish dip is great stuff!
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:12 PM   #7
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A deckhand told me this one.

Cook a package of bacon 1/4 of the way in a skillet. Wrap the chunks of kingfish in the bacon and cook it in the grease.

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Old 03-01-2020, 12:44 PM   #8
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Smoked and in dip or salad is good. I've also just boiled the balls in crab boil then dipped them in melted butter with some Tony's. They aren't my favorite fish to eat but they aren't bad. Just make sure and get rid of all that red meat.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:51 PM   #9
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Fried or smoked is great! I donít ever freeze it though. Fresh only


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Old 03-01-2020, 12:55 PM   #10
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Fried or smoked is great! I donít ever freeze it though. Fresh only


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Old 03-01-2020, 01:16 PM   #11
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With the right sauce you can eat anything. Buddy from Louisiana told me that. As I was half way through a nutria rat.... Always ask before you eat.
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:17 PM   #12
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We boil in crawfish seasoning, take the flakes and pieces and mix with everything you make crab cakes patties and deep fry, with rumalade sauce. Its actually really good and good way to make use of kingfish.
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:30 PM   #13
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Soak in buttermilk and egg
Batter in Crushed Frosted Flakes
Fry to perfection
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Old 03-01-2020, 03:23 PM   #14
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We boil in crawfish seasoning, take the flakes and pieces and mix with everything you make crab cakes patties and deep fry, with rumalade sauce. Its actually really good and good way to make use of kingfish.
X2 Shred up the fish, season to taste, add cracker crumbs and an egg or two depending on the size of the bowl of fish, make patties, and fry.
Good stuff!
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Old 03-01-2020, 04:11 PM   #15
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I have found that getting it on ice and keeping it on ice the entire time makes a world of difference in taste. Now we're really careful to get ours on ice quick and then even when we're cleaning them only the piece we're working on comes off the ice and then it goes immediately into ice water. It stays much firmer this way and has almost no fishy taste. I know you said you're not interested in frying but when prepared well I can fry it up and you wouldn't know it wasn't redfish.

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Old 03-01-2020, 04:14 PM   #16
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Weíve always cut into steaks and grilled. I didnít know I wasnít supposed to like Kingfish. I will say that if it gets frozen and then cooked the texture is doo doo.


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Old 03-01-2020, 04:20 PM   #17
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Smoked fish dip is good and just plain ol’ smoked is really good. I don’t keep a bunch of them, just 1-2 a trip, but on the smoker, just a little rub and they are fine eating.
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I've never had an issue freezing it. Still makes good smoked salad or dip.

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Old 03-01-2020, 04:59 PM   #19
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Same as a Mackerel?
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Old 03-01-2020, 05:06 PM   #20
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I've never had an issue freezing it. Still makes good smoked salad or dip.

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Same here. I vacuum seal and havenít had any issues. I offshore fishing a bunch and bring some home every trip.
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Old 03-01-2020, 05:50 PM   #21
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Soak in buttermilk and egg
Batter in Crushed Frosted Flakes
Fry to perfection
Ditto! Tastes great! Any breading is good.
You can also bake in bay leaf, butter, lemon pepper, garlic.
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Old 03-01-2020, 06:16 PM   #22
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You can freeze it and it is still great for smoking, either dip or just pieces.

There is going to be some at the TBH crappie get together. We always like to use kings and ceros for smoked fish in FL and we had our choice of lots of other fish to use.

The care the fish receives from the time it hits the deck, along with the right smoking makes all the difference.
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:42 PM   #23
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Ended up brining and smoking it with some pecan wood...topped with a lemon butter and shrimp sauce.....it was excellent and will definitely do it again soon....
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You can freeze it and it is still great for smoking, either dip or just pieces.

There is going to be some at the TBH crappie get together. We always like to use kings and ceros for smoked fish in FL and we had our choice of lots of other fish to use.

The care the fish receives from the time it hits the deck, along with the right smoking makes all the difference.


This guy knows and makes some awesome smoked kingfish dip!


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Old 03-02-2020, 02:22 AM   #25
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King fish dip! It also makes great blackened kingfish salad!
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Old 03-02-2020, 08:52 AM   #26
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Somebody put their dip recipe on here please!
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:03 AM   #27
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here a real good one....Rick's Smoked Fish Dip Recipe (long)


I have been asked to share the recipe for the smoked fish dip that I brought to the last two TBH Crapppiefests. I don't really have a recipe just add stuff til it tastes right but I tried to break it down in to amounts per pound of smoked fish.

Smoking fish works best using oily type fish such as Kingfish, Sailfish, Mackerel, African Pompano, Tuna, Wahoo in the salt, Blue cats aren't bad on the freshwater side.

1) Remove red meat from fish, skin fish and cut into 2x4" pieces

2) Brine fish for 4 hours in a brine made from 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup Kosher salt (do not use table salt) per gallon of water needed. Make sure fish is completely covered by brine, may need a weight on top of fish.

3) Remove fish from brine, rinse thoroughly, gently dry on cloth towel and then with paper towel.

4) Spray a cake/pie cooling rack with PAM, place fish on rack with pieces not touching.

5) Allow fish to dry until a pellicle forms on it, glazed shiny look. Pellicle is a layer of protein that allows the smoke to better adhere to the fish.

6) Place fish in smoker at 160 degrees for 4-6 hours depending on type of fish and wood being used. I use orange wood but any fruit or mild wood is fine. You want the fish smoked but still moist.

7) Smoked fish can be eaten at this stage or you can make dip out of it.

8) Shred fish in a food processor until it is shredded very fine.

I don't have a set recipe, the following is the basic seasonings per pound of fish.

9) Place shredded fish in a mixing bowl and add per pound of fish:

a) 1/4 cup finely minced onion
b) 1 tablespoon minced garlic
c) 1 teaspoon onion powder
d) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
e) 2 tablespoon Crystal hot sauce
f) 1 teaspoon garlic powder
g) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Do Not Add Any Salt

Mix well, add mayonnaise a little at a time until the desired consistency is obtained.

You can add or subtract ingredients as you wish. Some common things that are added are jalapenos, sweet relish or dill relish.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:48 PM   #28
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I have to try this dip recipe!
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:57 PM   #29
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This is the best Iíve found so far.

Soak filets with Zesty Italian dressing in a rubber boot overnight. Drain marinade, throw filets away, and eat the rubber boot.
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