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How Chefs in Bermuda are Putting a Fresh Twist on Seafood

All over the island, culinary talents are coming up with creative and surprising seafood dishes, from tuna pizza to fish chowder croquettes.

Bermuda is set apart by its location out in the Atlantic Ocean, so it makes sense that the island’s chefs know how to prep delicious seafood. But they aren’t content to stick to the tried-and-true. Here are just a few innovative, must-try dishes.

Bermuda Wahoo Crudo at the Ocean Club

Go raw at the Ocean Club, Fairmont Southampton’s sophisticated seafood restaurant. Their crudo, a delectable dinner appetizer option, features fresh-caught Bermuda wahoo, watermelon, ginger, jalapeno and Bloody Mary dressing. It all adds up to a dish so tasty that you and your dining companion might end up battling for the last morsel.

Fish Chowder Bites at Marcus’

Fish croquettes from Marcus'

You might know about Bermuda’s signature dish, fish chowder. But you might not know about superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson’s inspired reimagining of this island menu perennial. Using culinary skills that might just be supernatural, Samuelsson managed to pack all the powerful flavours of fish chowder into crispy croquette form at his restaurant, Marcus'. It’s magic. Try Marcus’ recipe.

Grilled Bermuda Rockfish at Barracuda Grill

It starts with right-off-the-boat Bermuda rockfish – a very good place to start indeed. But then it just gets better. Barracuda Grill’s expert chefs add salt baked carrots, lemon caper jam, lobster farro risotto and saffron to the tender rockfish and cook to perfection. Pair it with the Hamilton restaurant’s Jasmine Martini (Cazadores Tequila, Cointreau, fresh jasmine green tea and lime) and you’ve got a meal you’ll be telling friends about for years.

Tuna Pizza at L’Oriental

This is not your average pie. Perfect for sharing with friends, L’Oriental’s Tuna Pizza is topped with fresh tuna, thinly sliced red onion, jalapeño pepper, olives and cherry tomato, with special sauce tying it all together. Bet you can’t eat just one slice.

In search of even more great Bermuda seafood? No trip to the island is complete without at least one fish sandwich, a cup of fish chowder or Bermuda lobster in season.