Good Friday fruits of the sea at Swampdog, South Brisbane
Easter is almost here, which means early morning baskets of chocolate and a relaxing few days with loved ones. And whether you believe in a higher power or not, Good Friday is a great excuse to wander down to the local fish and chippery for some fruits of sea and golden potatoes.
For South Brisbane-based pescavores, Swampdog Fish and Chips on Vulture Street will be the go-to locale for tomorrow’s fishy consumption. Sourcing fresh, local fish, line-caught between Yamba and Hervey Bay or from sustainable fisheries, quality and a clear conscience is behind the Swampdog team’s every move. Using closed-loop paper, biodegradable bamboo and clear bioplastic packaging, Swampdog also grows its own herbs and veggies in the outdoor courtyard.
Dishing up sustainable seafood with a difference, the menu features Grilled Sardines on Sourdough with Parsley Pesto, Mackerel Cutlet with Pineapple and Coriander Salsa and Greek-style Braised Octopus. A cup of Popcorn Prawns dusted in paprika and fried into crispy morsels will intrigue adventurous appetites, with your staple crumbed, battered or grilled fish and chips a clear favourite.
With the aim to change people’s attitudes and open minds to consider the sustainability behind consuming inhabitants of the sea, this family-run business is so environmentally conscious it even recycles its deep-fry oil into diesel for its vehicles.
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