Rockfish, also known as striped bass, is one of the most popular dishes on the Delmarva Peninsula.
In October, it’s the star of the menus at all 11 SoDel Concepts restaurants, which are located in coastal Delaware.
“Each location will feature a chef-inspired rockfish entrée,” explained Doug Ruley, vice president of culinary operations for the Rehoboth Beach-based hospitality group. “We’ve challenged our chefs to get creative with the specials, which will change at each location as the month progresses.”
The chefs have already come up with some innovative flavors. Chef Raul Rodriquez of Fish On in Lewes, for instance, has featured pan-seared rockfish in a green curry noodle bowl with delicata squash and mushrooms.
At Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach, Chef Scott Viselli is serving a rockfish stew and a pan-seared rockfish with succotash, squash, edamame, red beans and tomatoes.
Crust & Craft in the Midway area has a wood-burning oven where Chef Nina Maddox has cooked woodfired rockfish with chunky marinara sauce, peppers and onions with fried potatoes.
“Highlighting a local ingredient like rockfish keeps our chefs on their toes,” Ruley said. “And rockfish is so versatile; it can be paired with many flavors. We’re expecting some beautiful and delicious dishes.”
For more information, go to www.sodelconcepts.com.