Fish of the month - February

Fish of the month - February

February's fish of the month is Swordfish.
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Swordfish

The Swordfish is named after its bill but contrary to popular belief, the "sword" is not used to spear, but instead may be used to slash at its prey to injure the prey animal, to make for an easier catch. Mainly, the swordfish relies on its great speed and agility in the water to catch its prey.

Swordfish has a mildly sweet flavour and a moist, meaty texture. The flesh can range from white or ivory to pink or orange but the colour variations do not reflect quality. All Swordfish turn beige in colour after cooking.

Our Swordfish is supplied as boneless loin steaks 6-8 ounces in size and are line-caught wild fish.

Swordfish from Bradleys Frozen Fish Direct

Tips for Cooking

Swordfish is best char-grilled, pan fried or barbequed. The fish stands up well to strong flavours including chilli, ginger, sesame, soy and garlic. Although it is an oil-rich species of fish it benefits from being marinated or brushed generously with oil prior to cooking as this helps prevent it from drying out during cooking.

Recipe ideas with Swordfish

Sweet and Sour Swordfish recipe from Frozen fish direct

Check out our special recipe by a top UK food blogger for this month's "Fish of the month"

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Wine Pairing

Budget (£5.00-£6.00)

Italian Pinot Grigio is a great low cost partner for Swordfish. This offer from Asda at only £5.00 per bottle is a great buy and will match the Easy Sweet and Sour Swordfish recipe perfectly. It is delicate and lemon-scented wine, with flavours of green apple, pear and white peach. Serve well chilled.

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Medium Priced (£7.00-£8.00)

Try this Californian Dark Horse Chardonnay from Sainsbury’s at £8.00 a bottle which demonstrates rich flavours of baked apple and pear, layered with toasted oak notes of caramel and brown spice with a lingering, smooth finish. This is a great match with Swordfish and the Pomegranate glaze.

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Premium: (£10.00 - £15.00)

If you want to treat yourself try this offer from Majestic Wine at £12.99. This wine is much richer than typical Chablis with hints of green apple, lime and citrus as well as warm ripe stone fruits, almost moving into tropical aromas

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    Swordfish is a firm succulent meaty fish with a similar texture to Tuna but is white meat rather than dark. 

    Swordfish is best char-grilled, pan fried or barbequed. The fish stands up well to strong flavours including chilli, ginger, sesame, soy and garlic. Although it is an oil-rich species of fish it benefits from being marinated or brushed generously with oil prior to cooking as this helps prevent it from drying out during cooking.

    These are boneless loins that are line caught wild fish,6-8oz 5-6 per kg.

    Serve with a chilled Californian Chardonnay or an Australian Semillon white wine.

    Nutritional Information Typical Values per 100g                                                                             
    Energy 87.18Kcals
    Fat 2.1g
    Of which saturates 0.791g
    Carbohydrates 0g
    Of which sugars 0.37g
    Protein 17.44g
    Fibre 0g
    Salt 0.25g
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