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Real Fire, Real Smoke - That's How to Cook Fish

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Trout on Charcoal Grill

Trout on Charcoal Grill

Derrick Riches

Fish is a nutritious and delicious food that most people just are not getting enough of. If this is because you don't know how to cook a fish, or all the possibilities there are to preparing it, then you have come to the right place. There are a few fish basics you should know first off, like the difference between a steak and a fillet. Then you can step up to the grill or the smoker and make a great dish that your family will love.

Of course, it is an over generalization to lump all fish together. Since the cooking techniques are basically the same let's leave Halibut and Catfish together and let you decide which one you prefer. For purposes of this section, when I say fish, I don't mean shellfish. To keep it simple I am only discussing the kind of creatures that swim, have fins, etc.

I believe that fish is what grilling is all about. Cooking fish out on the grill, whether it's the backyard or on the shore is fun and easy. Keep the grill very hot, brush some lemon juice over the fish while you are grilling and take it off the fire right when the meat is flaky and tender. The aroma and flavors will bring everyone to the table with a healthy appetite. The real secret to great fish is timing it, so keep a close eye on it and you shouldn't have any trouble.

I don't think there are many things in this world you can put in your mouth that are better than smoked fish. The low and slow way of cooking lets the fish absorb the smoke flavor and enhances the whole experience. It also turns any fish into a flaky piece of heaven. Not only does smoked fish make a delicious meal, it also makes a great ingredient. The versatility of smoked fish is endless and since it is so easy, I bet you won't be buying smoked fish anymore.

Any search of the internet will tell you about the versatility of fish. There are thousands of recipes out there. I have compiled a few of my favorites for you. Start with my recipe section to get you started making some really great grilled and smoked fish.

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