Posts Tagged ‘Mackerel’

Hot Smoked Mackerel

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Oh hello October you cheeky devil, you steal away summer like a thief in the night, and then slap us round the face with the threat of winter……

But we fight back, we keep the BBQ fires a burning….

I caught these lovely mackerel on a recent bouncy boat ride, and rescued a large number from being destined as lobster pot bait, so what better way of using them but hot smoking them to an amber burnish.

I cured them for 24 hours in 50/50 salt sugar mix, rinsed this off and allowed to dry for an hour uncovered in the fridge before smoking with Silver Birch for 40 minutes in a barrel BBQ. I hope you enjoy the video.

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Easy home made Sushi.

Eating sushi out is often a highly disappointing experience either very poor quality or very expensive, but it really is incredibly easy to make at home.

Using sushi rice (I like Clearspring) wash the rice until the water runs clear, and then heat in a rice cooker or lidded pan to the ratio of 100g rice to 125g water per person. Bring to the boil and then simmer until the water is absorbed by the rice, take off the heat and allow to sit without removing the lid for 10 minutes.

Make up a seasoning with 90ml sushi rice viegar, 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp salt stirring until these dissolve. Spread the rice out onto a large tray and sprinkle with the seasoning using a wooden spoon to  mix gently and allow to cool, using a fan is traditional here.

To make a simple Norimaki roll, lay down a sushi rolling mat with a sheet of nori seaweed. Dip your fingers into a bowl of cold water (this stops the rice sticking) and spread out some rice over two thirds of the nori, not too thickly. You can then lay thin strips of whatever takes your fancy on the middle of this, favourites are cucumber, carrot, avaocado, pepper, and then some fish if you fancy, salmon, or my favourite raw mackerel (you can use raw or smoked fish if you wish), and then a sprinkle of coriander, or a smear of wasabi, it really is up to you.

Once you have the sushi laid out it’s time to get rolling. Keeping an even firm pressure roll the end nearest you over and over again, releasing the front edge of the rolling mat as it goes over. The first one you do will probably be a bit loose, but you’ll soon get the knack of it.

Nigiri is made by shaping a small ball of rice in your hand, and simply laying a slither of fish on top, in my case I went for raw salmon, but you could use whatever takes your fancy.

Serve up with some soy sauce, pickled ginger and wasabi.

First meal cooked in the oven

I fired her up again tonight, a little bit more, and thought i’d cook a meal, I got some nice mackerel and samphire and cooked the fish on my tuscan grill over some fennel shoots from my herb bed, and we enjoyed it with a nice zingy salad from the garden.
I put the first scratch coat of render over the block work, and my wife said how nice it looked and the food was lovely, so i’m very happy.

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