The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
This week Kathy visited Steve Connolly Seafoods’ Boston processing plant and talked with seafood buyer Robert Chandler as Alberto Santos shows us how a swordfish is boned out. Chandler says this is the best time of the year for swordfish steaks because the fish are fattening up now, for their swim to the Caribbean, where they over winter. Higher fat content makes for a better taste. And, the summer shacks are closed for the season, pushing prices down.
Last summer the sword boat Iron Lady (pictured) was repainted at the Gloucester Marine Railway. Although Gloucester no longer hosts a swordfish fleet, sword fishing still takes place on longliners out of Boston and New Bedford.
Video and color photographs
© Kathy Chapman 2013
B+W photo © Marty Luster 2013
Rubber Duck has been enjoying an Italian Restaurant in Rockport that is perfect. It’s like sitting down to family dinner but your mom is an awesome Italian chef serving new eye popping specials every time you walk in. BYOB a nice Italian Cabernet from Sea Breeze and it is yet another eatery on Cape Ann that is spectacular. The surfeit of riches we are all spoiled by.
But Rubber Duck likes to pull in on Friday night without a reservation and grab the last table. If Rubber Duck blabs on GMG that table might be gone. So the question for Rubber Duck:
a) Take the bullet and blab.
b) You’re a bit slow RD, we all know about the place you are quacking about.
c) Shut your bill Rubber Duck before you screw up a good thing.
d) Try to act like a normal duck and make a reservation!
Give me your answer in comments and do not run to the place and blab to Donna that the dude with the red cast on his arm is hiding a duck under the table.
[Addendum] Besides the comments Rubber Duck’s cell phone has been ringing off the hook. The consensus is that RD can call ahead just like everyone else.
Lo Grasso’s Cafe – Bistro, 13 Railroad Avenue, Rockport, MA
Call 978.546.7977 for reservations. Dinner only, opens at 5PM Wed/Thur/Frid/Sat. Tell Donna the Rubber Duck sent you and you’ll get absolutely nothing off.
Yep, this is what’s left after they are sliced and diced.
Swordfish kabobs anyone?
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Halibut Jack carves up a swordfish real nice.