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Friday, January 28, 2011

I've got legs.....

Frog legs... and perch filets too! :)


These are some of the perch filets that smoking friend Boatnut in Ohio sent to me last month. He also sent a recipe to try called Perch Rollups.




I traded some venison for these... :)




I marinaded the perch filets in roasted garlic teriyaki sauce for about 4 hours...

gave the legs a quick squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of lemon pepper.




Rolled and wrapped the perch in bacon, secured with a pic then onto the smoker at 325F with a mild applewood.

I basted the legs with a lemon, garlic, butter mix..

Total cook time was 30 minutes.





The perch rollups and frog legs drizzled with a lemon, butter, sherry, garlic sauce.





These were soooo tender and tasty.....




The perch rollups were great! I think the recipe would be nice with any fish filets.









I should have made more, they went fast. :)


29 comments:

LindaG said...

*Is jealous*

Looks great! Been years since I've had a good perch filet. :)

cowgirl said...

lol Linda, I woulda shared with ya!

I'm thinking the marinade and bacon would be tasty with any type of fish, even tilapia. I love perch and felt kind of bad for overpowering the perch flavor with the teriyaki sauce...
I might have to give it a try.

Thanks Linda! :)

West Country Canoes said...

Hmmm , never had frogs legs. Will have to put it on the list of things to try. Love your blog,, amazing recipes!!

cowgirl said...

Thank you West Country Canoes! The frog legs are almost like chicken but not quite as mild..
Hope you get to try them sometime.

Thank you for checking out my blog too. I'm looking forward to following your blog..looks great!!
I love wooden canoes, they are more like pieces of art...really beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Big Dude said...

Damn - this is not what I expected from the title, but the food all looks delicious.

Jane said...

The food looks so good,aai would like to try all of these recipes. thanks for sharing, Blessings jane

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

As always, absolutely stunning. You are a hero!

cowgirl said...

haha.. Larry! They were great legs!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Jane! Hope you give them a try. :)

cowgirl said...

You are so sweet David, Thank you!

Mrs. JP said...

perch wraps! I love that idea. I love smoked fish add bacon to that can only make it better.

Mrs. JP said...

All of my extended family live in Florida which is where I was raised until we moved to Tennessee when I was 12. Anyway, all my family likes frog legs and frog gigging has always been a part of my life. Let me clarify that, my boy cousins went frog gigging and still do. So, anyway, my cousin's little boy went with him out frog gigging one evening to learn the trade from his ole' dad. My aunt was keeping the little boy the next day and got this story.

Little D said,"Grammy, me and dad went frog giggin' last night and we got a bunch."
Grammy replied, "oh really, did you have fun?"
Little D said, "Oh yea, I had fun, we went out on daddy's boat, got them frogs and then daddy showed me how to take their pants off and cut off their shoes."

Still howling in the holler...

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Now that's a bit of a different feast Jeanie. I'm quite familiar with the perch, but the frog legs are new. Do they taste like chicken? They do look quite enticing.

Marc van der Wouw said...

OMG nice leg's.... awesome perch too...love it.. thanks for sharing..

cowgirl said...

LOL Mrs JP!! That's too funny!! Your family sounds like a riot. :)
Thanks!

cowgirl said...

Hey Mark, Good to see ya! Hope all is going well with you. :)
The legs do taste a bit like chicken..they are very mild of prepared right. I've had some in resturants that were way too fishy tasting. It's best to catch your own. lol
Hope you try them sometime!

cowgirl said...

Marc, thank you so muhc! I really liked the perch recipe and hope to make it again. I'm going to try it with tilapia next.
Thanks Marc!

Chris said...

Kermit was right....it's not easy being green ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey looks great as usual... just realy wanted to say be careful BIG storm comming your way. Hope your gas stays on...Buddy

cowgirl said...

lol Chris...you are too funny! Thanks. :)

cowgirl said...

Buddy thank you so much! I think I'm ready for it, have taken extra precautions for the animals. I usually have enough supplies on hand to last me several months at least. :)
Have some propane ready too.
I appreciate your heads-up Buddy... thanks for being such a good friend.

Hope all is well with you!

Capt. Ron said...

From the looks of the weather tonight, it looks like you need to get some long handles for those legs...stay warm!

cowgirl said...

lol Good idea Capt. Ron! It's snowin' and blowin' here today. Hope you are doing well...
Thanks! :)

Capt. Ron said...

Yep, I'm t-shirting & shorts today!:)

Stay warm and send us some snow pictures.

cowgirl said...

Shorts and t? I'm jealous.... lol
Thanks Capt. Ron. :)

miketurner1 said...

You continue to amaze me! Ive spent most of the afternoon reading here! If I didnt have a storm barreling across the north at me and yours coming from the south I'd be tempted to drive down! As I said If you cook for me I'll fix or build anything you need. I would love perch but all my water is frozen for the next two months! Buckle down and you and animals stay safe!

cowgirl said...

Hey Mike, good to see ya! Thanks for checking out my blog.
The storm is heading your way, hope you're ready. :)
I take it you're not an ice fisherman? I've not tried it..but would like to some day.

Thanks Mike...hope you stay safe too!

miketurner1 said...

I tried it when I was younger and no good results. Plus I fell through the ice once(playing hockey)! I'd rather go small game hunting till march and then catch steelhead in the streams til the rest of the water opens up.

cowgirl said...

Dang Mike, falling through the ice would be scary.. Glad you made it out alive!
Catching steelhead would be great.. wish we had them around here. :)
Sounds like you do well for yourself Mike. It's nice to be able to hunt or catch meat for your table.
Thanks again for stopping by!