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Grilled Asian Spot (Serves 4)

4 large whole spot
¼ c. soy sauce
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
2 tbsp. orange peel, julienned finely
2 tbsp. orange juice
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 tbsp. butter, melted
4 scallions, sliced

Place fish in a bowl.  Combine all other ingredients in a bowl and mix.  Pour the mixture over the spot and let marinade for 1 hour.  Place fish on a grill, about 5 inches from the heat for approximately 10 minutes per inch thickness of fish, turning once half-way through cooking time; baste often with marinade.  When fish is tender and flakes easily, remove from the grill and serve. 

Pete’s Salted Spots: In Memory of Pete Forbes
Nelda Turner, p. 188
A Little Taste of Heaven:  the Morehead City Heritage Cookbook.

Using coarse salt, rake fish thru this and then layer in jar putting scale side down. Continue layering fish and top off with a layer of salt. Add water to cover.

In a few days drain off the water and you can add more salt. Put lid back on the jar and keep in a cool place. You don’t need to refrigerate.

Te eat them just take out and soak overnight changing the water often. Boil fish until done and flakey. Serve with a cold sweet potato and fried corn bread. Enjoy all winter long. You may also do this with mullets.

 

REFERENCES

A Little Taste of Heaven Since 1857: The Morehead City Heritage Cookbook. 1st ed. 2007. Print.

Mullet Recipes." Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. 2007. 17 Jul 2009 <http://mulletfestival.com/Mullet%20Recipes.htm>.

Taylor, Joyce. Mariner's Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas. Raleigh: North Carolina Sea Grant, 2003. Print.

 
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