Hot Plates: Bluefish
Chef Michael Leviton deftly balances the assertive flavor of line-caught Chatham bluefish with a potent hit of smoked trout before brightening the proceedings with frisée, green bean–potato salad, and bracing horseradish vinaigrette.
283 Summer St., Boston, 617-695-2257, achilles-project.com.
Chef Jody Adams sears the fillet until crispy and serves it thinly sliced with fennel purée, saffron-infused peppers, and a brashly flavored grilled onion–currant salad.
One Bennett St., Cambridge, 617-661-5050, rialto-restaurant.com.
Chef Barry Maiden ratchets up the woody flavor of grilled blue-fish with a sprinkling of house-smoked salt before plating it on a bed of farro piccolo (a chewy, ricelike grain), along with wilted arugula, olive tapenade, and fresh Sweet 100 tomatoes.
233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Cambridge, 617-499-0090, hungrymothercambridge.com.