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BarbPick

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  • Location: Miami, FL
Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Sat, 11/1/03 5:37 PM (permalink)
I can't remember the name of this famous place that serves homemade smoked fish, fish dip or salad, also known for it's german potato salad. I think it was in St. Pete Beach. Please Help.
 
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    RibDog

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    • Location: St. Petersburg, FL
    RE: Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Sat, 11/1/03 7:43 PM (permalink)
    Well, the place you are thinking of is called Ted Peters. It is on South Pasadena Ave. in S. Pasadena.

    But I am uncertain as to how they are doing their smoking these days. Their smoke house burned about 2-3 weeks ago. They are open and still serving their fantastic burgers, hot german potato sald and ice cold root beer.

    Give them a call or head on over. If they don't have their smoked fish spread right now, there are two other places I would recommend. One is Mid-Peninsula Seafood on 49th St. S. at about 9th Ave.. The other is the Crab Shack on Gandy Blvd. in N. St. Petersburg.

    Hope this helps.

    John
     
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      seafarer john

      RE: Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Sat, 11/1/03 10:04 PM (permalink)
      Wards Seafood also has some pretty good smoked fish. trouble is, I'm not sure thay smoke it- they may get it from Ted Peters or someplace else...
       
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        JimInKy

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        • Location: Lexington, KY
        RE: Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Sun, 11/2/03 12:56 AM (permalink)
        Would the smoked fish spread at Ted Peter's be made from mullet? I have long wanted to try this creation, and nearly got to a few years ago at a place famous for it at Cedar Key, Florida. But weather cancelled our trip over from Gainesville. If not mullet, what kind of fish does Ted Peter's use?
         
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          BarbPick

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          RE: Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Sun, 11/2/03 7:16 AM (permalink)
          The name I was looking for was Ted Peters and yes one of the fish they featured was mullet.
          Being from South Florida, and having a 17 foot boston whaler, I have caught some red meat fish and have smoked them, with success. I also have learned to smoke salmon in my gas grill, using good wood chips. If anyone would like to hear how I do it, you can contact me at BarbPick@aol.com. I also now have a good recipe for german potato salad. The reason I wanted to remember Ted Peters, is a dear friends has moved to St. Pete.
          Thank you so much for your interest.
           
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            Kristi S.

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            • Location: St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL
            RE: Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Sun, 11/2/03 7:29 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by JimInKy

            Would the smoked fish spread at Ted Peter's be made from mullet? I have long wanted to try this creation, and nearly got to a few years ago at a place famous for it at Cedar Key, Florida. But weather cancelled our trip over from Gainesville. If not mullet, what kind of fish does Ted Peter's use?


            Ted Peters is best known for the mullet, which is prevalent in the waters of Tampa Bay about a mile from the restaurant. They will also smoke & serve mackerel. You can smell the stuff blocks away when they start smokin'. You can also get regulation burgers, fries, and potato salad there as well. This is the best time to eat it outdoors at their picnic tables! When you're finished, you can hop over to the beach, which is just a 5 minute car ride away...
             
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              signman

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              • Location: Baltimore, MD
              RE: Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Thu, 11/6/03 1:05 PM (permalink)
              Tried to go to Ted Peters this past Tuesday but found out they are closed on Tuesdays. Past visits very good. Place looked fine. Don't know about any fire, but wasn't looking for any evidence.

              Did however stop into a Winery, just a few hundred yards away on same side of Pasadena Ave. where they make citrus wines. Very interesting. They will give you a free tasting of like half a dozen different wines.
               
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                Kristi S.

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                RE: Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Thu, 11/6/03 2:27 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by signman

                Tried to go to Ted Peters this past Tuesday but found out they are closed on Tuesdays. Past visits very good. Place looked fine. Don't know about any fire, but wasn't looking for any evidence.

                Did however stop into a Winery, just a few hundred yards away on same side of Pasadena Ave. where they make citrus wines. Very interesting. They will give you a free tasting of like half a dozen different wines.


                Aw, signman, I wish I'd know you'd be in town. I could have steered you in a few different directions after the TP letdown...
                 
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                  Rusty246

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                  • Location: Newberry, FL
                  RE: Tampa Bay area, Smoked Fish Thu, 11/6/03 4:29 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by JimInKy

                  Would the smoked fish spread at Ted Peter's be made from mullet? I have long wanted to try this creation, and nearly got to a few years ago at a place famous for it at Cedar Key, Florida. But weather cancelled our trip over from Gainesville. If not mullet, what kind of fish does Ted Peter's use?


                  I posted this recipe for smoked mullet dip previously. Had some just a couple of weeks ago at the Cedar Key Seafood Festival. Hot fresh fried mullet and corn on the cob as well!
                   
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