It's a Matter of Trust
Swordfish Meets the Mediterannean
Our Signature Fish
A Starring Role
The Goodness of the Sea
Oysters with Parmesan-Cornmeal Crust
Doing Our Part to Protect the Supply
Kind of a Minor Miracle
Blue Points Might Be Readily Available, But They're Still Special
Try This Grilled Salmon Recipe to Earn Ooohs and Aaahs
Oysters, Clams, and Mussels
Our Life on the Docks
Starting the job at dawn every morning makes a difference. It either takes its toll on your sleep or your nightlife. Your choice. But after five generations of getting down to the docks before dawn, you get the hang of it.
One thing that makes it worthwhile is getting your choice of the very best. That’s because the freshest, most flavorful fish that those cold North Atlantic fishermen could find arrive at the Boston Fish Pier at the crack of dawn, too, so we’ve got to be there – it’s just our way. The knowhow we gleaned from four decades trolling Boston’s docks are now used to select the finest seafood from sustainable sources around the world.
As our family grew, so did our business, and nearly 40 years ago the Scola family began making Boston Sword & Tuna the one-stop seafood source we are today. Immigrating from Sicily meant bringing along with them what they knew, and that was seafood.
From the docks of Sicily to the docks of Boston, BST started as a small company selling haddock from a work bench down the Pier, and eventually got a small facility. The idea was so successful that we moved down the road from the Pier to double our facility, and we’ve continued opening more doors to the world beyond.
How to Know When You Know
When we started more than five decades ago, we did this work to supply a few of Boston’s better restaurants and hotels, and eventually grew to supply major supermarkets. Now that airplanes and computers look like they’re here to stay, we thought it would be a good idea to offer the same quality to you as a sea to home online fish market, with speedy delivery right to your door. We want the entire country to experience and have access to the truly fresh, highest quality seafood that we enjoy here in New England.
Does anyone else agree that this is hands down one of the best holidays / weekends of the year? We are all extremely fortunate (those of us in the U.S.) to live in America - and what better way to celebrate our American independence than with our friends and family eating and drinking. Naturally, a celebration of this caliber calls for an assortment of fresh seafood!
Fresh Seafood Appetizers
Keeping things simple and straying from the center of plate items (i.e. swordfish, tuna, salmon, lobster, scallops, haddock, etc.) we figured it would be most beneficial to suggest a few picker items to serve as fresh seafood appetizers throughout the day. Two standard favorites: clams and shrimp cocktail.
These fresh seafood dish picks are sure to impress and sure to satisfy. They provide the summer vibe we assoiciate with seafood and set the bar for party apps. Not only that, but they are both extemely easy to prepare. Here's what we suggest:
Clams: Cherrystone Clams Steamed in Wine With Parmesan Drizzle ----- (click hyperlink for instructions to cook this awesome fresh seafood dish)
Shrimp Cocktail: Frozen Campeche shrimp is honestly a go to item for us personally when we bring something home. They come ready for cooking - out of the shell - and are as easy to prepare as they are delicious. All you need to do is boil them in water and prepare a cocktail sauce. Simple as that.
Happy 4th of July and God Bless America!
Boston Sword & Tuna is happy to announce that we now offer a wide assortment of our fresh seafood products - retail ready in sealed tray packs - at the Burlington, MA Farmers Market.
Bringing Fresh Seafood to Burlington
Now a couple weeks in since our first showing, it has been a phenomenal success and we have received excellent feedback from all those who have stopped by to check out our fresh seafood. In fact, we have received offers from multiple other local farmer’s markets requesting that we set up our fresh seafood shops at their locations as well - keep your eye’s out!
Our tent at the Burlington farmer’s market is currently set-up every Thursday from 2:30PM - 6:30PM at the Burlington Recreation Department located at 61 Center Street. You can find us and our fresh seafood right out on the front lawn.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see some of you there!
Boston Sword & Tuna has invested yet again in another machine to further adapt to our various customers' needs. This past November we purchased and installed a Marel brand product, I-Cut 11 PortionCutter. This machine grants us easy and guaranteed accurate fresh seafood portioning of our products. In other words, we now have the ability to distribute perfect Norwegian salmon portions, for example, to our customers in quantities ranging from samples to wholesale volume.
Fresh Seafood Taken to the Next Level
This machine is extremely accurate and leaves minimal waste, giving you the most out of each fillet. Furthermore, it is hygienic and very easy to clean; while also possessing the smallest footprint on the market. The technology involved in the machine is state-of-the-art, including an easy-to-operate touchscreen, a new laser vision system with a 200Hz camera that ensures extreme accuracy, high-speed portioning, remote service, and quick release belts for easy cleaning.
The I-Cut 11 PortionCutter is the ideal solution for high-value portioning of fresh seafood into fixed-weight and fixed-length portions. It has been designed with fresh seafood specific software to guarantee maximum return on investment, which further entails that our customers can enjoy savings on waste and labor costs.
BST customers now have access to perfect and fresh seafood portions, which is ideal for any restaurant or retail customers. Give us a call today to learn more about this machine and the many capabilities it has to offer!