Fresh fish is so much more than a summer favorite. When fall and winter roll around in Jacksonville, fresh seafood takes on a whole new flavor profile. The citrus and white wine notes of a winter fish dish are long gone. Instead, chefs look for seasonal herbs, freshly caught seafood and rich accouterments to elevate our winter menus. Read on for a few of Julington Creek’s favorite ways to serve seafood in the fall.
First Thing’s First…What’s in Season?
Buh-bye Mahi and Trigger Fish, hello scallops, halibut, cod and crab. While not all winter seafood is native to Jax, Julington Creek partners with some of the best fishmongers in the country to ethically source great seafood.
You may be wondering whether or not it really matters to eat seafood while in season. Just like fruits and vegetables, there are clear taste and conservation benefits to sticking to nature’s schedule. Mass farming, for example, is one negative effect of the high demand for off-season fish.
Start Your Meal with Fresh Scallop Ceviche
The Fish Camps specialize in seriously good ceviche all year long. We feature a different protein throughout the seasons, so keep an eye out for your favorite. One of our favorite fall preparations focuses on juicy bay scallops.
When paired with bright citrus, chopped vegetables and salty crackers, you can’t go wrong with this delicious appetizer. Ceviche is a Jacksonville favorite you just can’t miss. Be sure to ask your server about Julington Creek Fish Camp’s unique preparation for this dish.
Cod is a Fabulous Choice for a Cool Florida Night
We prepare our roast cod filet with brown butter, garlic and lemon. Once the texture is perfect and the sauce is just right, we serve it up with parsley potatoes and steamed vegetables. Julington Creek Fish Camp specializes in gourmet, approachable preparations of seafood favorites.
Are you looking for fun ways to prepare this fish at home? Explore the world of pairing cod with seasonal squash, fresh herbs and fall vegetables. Some of our favorite taste elements to elevate the mildness of cod include miso, soy and maple.
You Can’t Go Wrong with Seasonal Shellfish
Winter is here, which means it’s the perfect time to indulge in blue crab, clams and oysters. Julington Creek Fish Camp offers our guests an assortment of shellfish favorites all year ‘round. Choose from Cajun Fried Crab Claws, Raw or Steamed Oysters or Blue Crab Cakes.
Make a Reservation to Celebrate Your Holidays with Us!
Our team loves this time of the year. Chilly weather, cheerful customers and cozy nights at home make fall and winter in Jacksonville just perfect. Whether you want to take it easy with your holiday cooking or simply crave a night on the town, Julington Creek is the place to be. Book your reservation today. We can’t wait to see you!