Many fruits, vegetables and fish in Florida reach peak season right around spring. Out of all the different foods you eat, seafood is one you should keep seasonal whenever possible. There are so many fun fish trends to keep on your radar this year. From Buddha bowls to broiled oysters, you’ll find no shortage of delicious choices at Julington Creek Fish Camp and around Jacksonville.
4 Fresh Seafood Options to Try this Spring
1. Salmon is a heart-healthy, seasonal choice.
If you’re a seafood lover, there’s a pretty good chance salmon is one of your favorites. The flaky pink fish steals the spotlight on menus around the world, and our Grilled Salmon with Horseradish Hollandaise, Steamed Spinach and Parsley Potatoes is no exception.
But here’s the even better part — salmon is in season during the late spring and early summer. Head to your local grocery store to pick up a few filets for the family, or stop into your local Fish Camp to taste how the pros do it.
2. Trout is a less common option with just as many benefits.
The river and Intracoastal are filled with brook trout during this time of year, which is quite different from the more common rainbow trout.
Brook trout is a favorite across the south for its unique flavor profiles and versatility of preparations. Not only is it tasty, but trout packs a whole lot of health benefits. Order the Iron Skillet Fried Brook Trout with Arugula, Bacon, Crushed New Potatoes, Deviled Egg Sauce to get your helping of omega-3s and B-vitamins.
3. Flounder is a year-round favorite for a reason.
This flaky white fish is featured on menus all around Jacksonville during its peak season. We’re huge fans of this spring catch because of its mild flavors and high levels of protein.
Whether you fry it up or sautee it on the stovetop, flounder is the perfect seasonal protein for just about any dish. Head out to the Intracoastal to catch a few for yourself, or simply stop by Julington Creek Fish Camp to see how our chefs prepare it!
4. Mahi reaches its peak between April and August.
Floridians with a love for offshore fishing should head out for this fresh catch during the spring and summer months. It’s the perfect fish for tacos, sandwiches and as the focal point of a meal.
We may be biased, but our Mahi might just be the best in all of northeast Florida. Check out the Blackened Mahi with Tasso Ham Gravy, Collards and Creamy Grits next time you’re at Julington Creek Fish Camp. We’re confident it’ll become your new favorite.
Come Give Our Seasonal Favorites a Try this Spring
If there’s ever a perfect time to order seafood when you’re out at a restaurant, spring is it. Our menu features a wide variety of seasonal choices, and we always have a specials board with our fresh catch. Come on by Julington Creek Fish Camp this spring for a taste of the freshest seafood in town!