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    Thumbs up Blackened Bluefish

    This is to die for.....
    Take your bluefish fillet,(skin on or off doesn't matter) and rub it down really good with a blackening spice rub, don't be afraid to put it on a little thick.
    Outside the house, set up a Brinkman style burner and a 12" iron skillet. Get that skillet really, really hot, mine was between 600-700 deg.f. Now drop a tablespoon of butter in the center of the really hot skillet, it'll smoke like hell, quickly put the fillet on the burning butter and let it start to blacken, when it looks like it's almost halfway cooked...flip it and blacken the other side. Be carefull not to over cook it though, you want the center to be nice and juicy and flaky. Spread a little more butter on the top crust after you remove it from the pan. I swear this is THE best way to cook bluefish. Especially if you like the taste of a grilled steak.
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    Popcorn bluefish is good too. I remove the lateral line and chunk up the grey matter in 1 " squares and beer batter.
    Spice and dip and fry. Better than beer. Honest. Team Bud Light approved.
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    I just made this again yesterday, a fishing buddy was over having a couple of cold ones with me and thought I was nuts, he said," That's against all the rules....but since I can't stand bluefish, have at it". After he got ballsy enough to try it, and couldn't stop eating it, he asked me if he could bring home a couple of pieces to add to the shrimp dinner he was making for his wife.......I'll bet she liked the blackened bluefish better than the shrimp. LOL.
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    Thanks for the recipe - I used to do this all the time and stopped, I have a big party to host next weekend, I just have to get out and get a pile of blues before the cold front hits.

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    i might try it if i didn't have an abundance of quality eating fish already in the freezer. hell, i rarely eat striper anymore.

    as far as liking fish akin to steaks, thats what mako are for.

    my bluefish are strictly chum and hook baits for larger toothy critters!
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    Looks like a good recipe. Will definitely try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seahunt202 View Post
    Spread a little more butter on the top crust after you remove it from the pan. I swear this is THE best way to cook bluefish. Especially if you like the taste of a grilled steak.
    As a steak lover, this is a must-try.





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