Monday, April 19, 2010

On Fish and Fire Starters

Let me start by saying two things:
1. I know I'm a little behind for still talking about cooks I did on Easter weekend.  Sorry about that.  I'm working to catch up.
2.  My dad is so much cooler than I am.  He uses a Mapp torch to get the coals going.  I use dinky little fire starters, which require much more of a Boy Scout approach to fire building.  It's the difference between whether you aspire to be Mr. Wizard or Clint Eastwood.  I'm not saying either way is wrong, but I've been doing it the Mr. Wizard way.  My dad is always good for teaching me things.

So another thing he taught me is this cool way for cooking tilapia.  We just laid out a bunch of lemon slices on a grilling tray and then covered them up with the tilapia.  We sprinkled the fish with some Dizzy Pig Tsunami Spin and cooked it all up at 350 degrees indirect for about 15-20 minutes.

Sorry not to have a shot of what it looked like on the plate.  Sometimes I get a little too hungry for photos.

Good times.  Coming soon: Spatchcocked chicken, dutch oven bread and t-rex pork chops.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with your dad on using MAPP but ran out last week and had to use the paper towel lightly soaked with cooking oil trick for 3 days. Why three days? I kept forgetting I needed a tank until right before cooking;)

    Great tip for cooking fish, I'll have to keep that in mind.