Block Island Swordfish Season
-September 9, 2019-
A seasonal favorite of the East Coast returns to Catch 35 restaurant this September. Swordfish it is at the peak of its season this month. Normally caught between July and November off the north shores of Block Island. Swordfish, a full-flavored fish and known for its exceptional moistness, is grilled, pan seared or roasted. Versatile and decadent, don’t miss out on this seasonal favorite. Swordfish is a desired entrée among most seafood lovers from all over the United States. But you don’t have to travel out of state to enjoy, Catch 35, with locations in Naperville and Chicago, has it flown in daily and your table is waiting!
Block Island, a small island off the coast of Rhode Island mainland, known for its seafaring history. Currently a prime vacation area, referred to as “last great places” in the Western Hemisphere, it was eventually settled in 1661. Named Manisses, which means “island of the Little God.” Swordfish are migratory and follow the baitfish north up from the gulf each spring to the New England coast eastward across Georges Banks to the coast of Nova Scotia.
Fisherman use of sustainable practices have contributed to the recovery of fresh swordfish stocks due to the following measures:
- Enforced minimum size restrictions, allowing the swordfish to reproduce and replenish its population.
- To prevent the fishing of small swordfish large areas close
- Vessels are monitored onboard to ensure they are fishing in closed areas
- Enforcement of the US quota for swordfish catch. US sword fisherman have remained below the current quota in the most recent years.
- The US fleet use of circle hooks on longlines is more eco friendly and reduces interaction with sea turtles by 90 percent.
On the menu:
During the month of September, celebrate Block Island Swordfish week (Sept. 20-29, 2019) at Catch 35! This is a weeklong celebration featuring specially priced Block Island Swordfish dishes. Our Chef has prepared some delectable dishes for you to enjoy such as pan roasted swordfish steak piccata topped with crispy capers and served with duck fat fingerling potatoes. Swordfish is a mildly flavored and flaky fish. The lemony butter piccata sauce and salty crisp capers will melt in your mouth. This dish is so perfect for the changing season.
Catch 35 restaurant offers this delicacy to its patrons this month. The swordfish is at their peak of flavor, so please take this opportunity to enjoy this fish prepared expertly by our chef during our monthly Ocean to Plate event in Naperville. Chef Eddie will take you through the tastes, butchery, and cooking techniques of Block Island Swordfish paired with wines. Reserve your table today for lunch, dinner, or a seat at the bar during September for all types of delicious offerings throughout the month at Catch 35. Stay posted to upcoming events at Catch 35 by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media contests run monthly for a chance at winning a $50 certificate to Catch 35, too!
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