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Old 04-04-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Whole Mackerel

Going to try a whole Mackerel today. Started off at about 10lbs. Cut the head and tail off and gutted it.

Made a brine out of
1 gal water
1 1/2 cups salt
3/4 cup brown and 1/2 cup regular sugar
1 tbls pepercorns
1/1/2 tsp each allspice cloves and ground ginger
4 bay leaves
2 cloves garlic
about 3 hours.
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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Wholely Mackerel that's a big fish
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:17 PM   #3
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Can't wait to see finished pics, GH. Don't over cook that bad boy.
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I just saw that fish picture here
http://maidofkent.mywowbb.com/forum4/19.html

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Old 04-04-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
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Dang....is Zimbabwe in Florida now?
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:39 PM   #6
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Yeah, my thoughts, exactly!
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:58 AM   #7
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My, this could get interesting. So do you think that is really a mackerel, and what continent did it come from?

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Old 04-05-2006, 09:30 AM   #8
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It is Spanish mackerel! I split my time between here and there for the winter, nuthin like a Zimbabwe winter! I had problems yesterday getting this board to work. anywho, you figured it out!
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:33 AM   #9
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It came out very moist at 150* I used a baste of maple syrup soy sauce and ginger. Good stuff!
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10 lbs?
That's a Big Spanish!
How did it turn out?
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:14 AM   #11
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I had problems yesterday getting this board to work.
Yeah, I had problems getting the board to work yesterday myself.

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