Shutome (Broadbill Swordfish)

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(Broadbill Swordfish) - This ferocious migratory fish is caught off the island of Oahu between April and July and is caught by commercial vessels in waters far north of Hawaii. Ancient Hawaiian's feared this fish because in the process of being landed they would often strike and pierce canoes. Though Swordfish and Marlin are similar in look and habitat, Swordfish tends to have a richer flavor, higher oil content, and a smoother texture that is preferred and brings a premium price for fish in the 100 - 300 pound range. The majority of current Hawaiian swordfish marketed range between 80 and 300 pounds though they can get as large as 600 pounds.

Flavor Profile:
Flavor
 
Full Mild Moderte
Texture
 
Full Mild Moderte
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 100g/3.5 oz (raw)Amount per serving
  • Calories 160
  • Fat Calories 80
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 90mg
  • Potassium 290mg
  • Protein 21g
  • Omega-3 1200mg

Scientific Name:

Xiphias gladius

Seasonal Availabiliy:

January-May

Cooking Preparations:

  • Bake
  • Boil
  • Broil
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam

Lb Size:   30-300

Yield:   50-55

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