I do not think I have really eaten smelt, until last evening. Now I have and I have a new back pocket fish. These super fresh smelts were truly delectable, marinated with Meyer lemon zest, thyme, black pepper and olive oil. These set the stage for tagliatelle with crab meat, garlic and red pepper flakes.
The fish were grilled and serve with one more spritz of lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt, leaving the fish to shine as I had never truly experienced.