Broadbill Swordfish (Shutome)
Broadbill Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) is also known as Shutome or mekajiki in Hawaii. Broadbill Swordfish flesh vary from pale to pinkish. A good quality flash is indicated by red blood lines bordering the loin or fillet. Shutome flavor is mild and can be grilled, broiled or consumed raw.
Seasonal availability: from January to May
Seasonal Availability of Hawaii’s Major Fish Species
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