And what is “scrod”, some may ask? Well, while it’s often treated as an acronym such as “seamen’s catch, received on deck”, it dates back to well before acronyms were in common useage. According to Merriam-Webster it derives from a Cornish dialect of English, and it’s first known use in writing spelled it “scrawd” and was a food preparation process. These days it’s generally used to describe any fresh, young oceanic whitefish, and strictly speaking for marketing it’s a misleading term unless the species is specified alongside it.
And as you can clearly see, today’s selections are indeed fresh. What the future holds, nobody knows, neither where it comes nor where it goes, but at least with camp underway we’re getting more of the fresh stuff. All we can do from here is hope they manage to have a season and carry on. And as the final note, I’m still hoping someone around here not only cooks fish and such on a grill, from time to time is kind enough to snap a pic for me to use as the banner for this searies. 😉