Spot Dip

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Spot Dip

Postby pamlico » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:39 pm

I've been keeping most of the Spots I catch the last few years. I've eaten them Fried, Baked, Grilled and love them anyway. One of my favorite things to eat when I visit the Florida coastal restaurants is smoked fish dip. I know a lot of places use Mullet but I know some use Whitefish which is just a flaky white fillet. I have my smoker going today with some ribs and chicken so I took 6 small fillets of spot and put them on some foil and smoked about 35 minutes on 250. They seemed cooked enough and I didn't want to dry them out so I took em off tented them with foil and set aside for about an hour. These 6 fillets were pretty small, probably about 10-11 inch fish and this yielded a little over a cup of meat when I shredded it by hand. I just got done scarfing it down on some crackers and it was as good as any fish dip I have had anywhere. Here's my recipe.

1 cup Smoked Spot
1 tablespoon mayo
2 tablespoons sour cream
pinch of Old Bay
couple shots of hot sauce
few drops of Worcestershire sauce
black pepper to taste
teaspoon finely chopped onion
teaspoon finely chopped celery

Mix everything good with a fork and enjoy. I didn't have any lemon but in most places they serve lemon wedges with the dip and you squirt a little on the dip and mix just before serving.
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Re: Spot Dip

Postby Blackwater » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:40 pm

Sounds tasty. I have eaten smoked mullet dip at Roy Dill's right outside Perry FL going west on 98 to the Aucilla. Roy makes it fresh every day he has mullet.
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Re: Spot Dip

Postby birddog2 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:39 am

Sounds good! Thanks for posting the instructions/recipe.
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Re: Spot Dip

Postby Mack in N.C. » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:44 pm

Sounds good....I will have to try it......Mack

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Re: Spot Dip

Postby the-bass-catcher » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:48 pm

One of my fisheries professors at UGA started keeping spots after my genetics work on shoalies in the Flint. He is somewhat of a fish connoisseur and told me that homemade spotted bass tacos were the best fish taco he had ever had. :D
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