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Smoked Fish Without A Smoker?

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Believe it or not, not all smoked fish recipes are

created in a smoker. All you really need is a oven

that can hold low temperatures and a bottle of

liquid smoke. And if you think liquid smoke is a

cheap substitute, think again. Liquid smoke is made

from actual smoke particles that are condensed and

liquefied. And, the liquid smoke can come from

many different types of wood. Giving you those

flavors you crave, like hickory, mesquite, or apple.

My new smoked fish recipe is a result of my fishing

buddies having fresh caught yellowtail and not yet

owning a smoker. And since my tuna jerky recipe is

getting a great response, I figured why not introduce

everyone to the simplicity of using liquid smoke. So

if you don't own a smoker yet, wait no more and give

this recipe a try!

Got a smoker too? Try my smoked tuna belly recipe!

Smoked Fish Without A Smoker

1 pound of yellowtail cut into 1/4-in thick medallions

2 cups of soy sauce

2 tablespoons of molasses

2 teaspoons of liquid smoke

½ cup of red chili flakes

Making the Smoked Fish Yellowtail Jerky

1. Prepare the brine by adding the soy sauce, molasses,

and chili flakes into a microwave-safe mixing bowl. And then, microwave the brine for 1-2 minutes. Whisk vigorously and then allow to cool in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.

2. Once cooled, add the liquid smoke. Now, place your cut fillets into a shallow dish and then pour the brine on top. Make sure to cover all the cut fillets. Allow the yellowtail to marinade in the brine for 1/2 hour.

3. Preheat your oven at 200F.

4. Bake the yellowtail at 200F for 3 hours. Enjoy!


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I'm a fisherman and a cook, and I love to do both. My name is Yanni and welcome to my website, Fisherman's Belly. Here, using your fresh fish and everyday ingredients, you can learn to cook hand-crafted easy fish recipes. 

See you on the water and in the kitchen. Yanni

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