It seems like just yesterday that I was bidding au revoir to my beloved bluefin tuna who was heading south (I had dreams of him or her enjoying the beautiful waters of St. Barts but my finned friend apparently does not get all the way to Paradise Found :-)) to avoid the Boston winter. But winter was not too bad this year (spring on the other hand . . . ) and my love is back in New England waters! These locally caught beauties were procured today at the Dewey Square Farmers’ Market at Red’s Best.
Other local fish news – thanks to having a friend with “boots on the ground” or more accurately a “boat in the water” in Provincetown and willingness to detour onto the insane streets of downtown Boston on route from Provincetown to New Hampshire – I was once again the recipient of some seriously gorgeous striped bass (with the bones/tail for soup) as well as some lovely Boston mackerel and littleneck clams.
Striped bass soup with leeks and fennel and a smoky aioli