The Legend of Durgin-Park Boston Schrod

Boston Schrod

Where did Schrod (pronounced skrod) get its name? Although it’s spelled two ways, multiple stories explain its origin. Schrod or Scrod is any form of a firm whitefish, typically filleted young cod that is ineffably tender and gently sweet. Folklore suggests it came from what Bostonians referred to as a contraction of “sacred cod” yet New Englanders suggest scrod is the catch of the day or an acronym- e.g. seaman’s catch received on deck. Some experts date the word back to 1841 as small pieces of fish for broiling or small codfish that had been split, backbone removed and slack-salted the night before. However you dissect the etymology, Boston Schrod has become a traditional cuisine for locals and tourists alike. An astonishing abundance of mouthwatering Boston schrod has been on hand since as we say here, before you were born. 

One of the most popular seafood entrées at Durgin-Park, Boston schrod is broiled with seasoned breadcrumbs [for just the right amount of crunch] in a fresh corn sauce, and can be combined with creamy mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes and the seasonal vegetable of the day. 

Like all of its seafood, Durgin-Park’s broiled Boston schrod is prepared fresh daily. 

Atlantic Salmon 

New England folklore holds that Atlantic salmon, a prized game fish, were once so abundant in rivers that colonists could place a bucket in the river and let it fill up on its own. It was so plentiful that as history records people became tired of eating it and a law was passed that laborers should consume it no more than twice a week.

The Atlantic Salmon was an important and reliable source of protein for early New England colonists. 

Today, Atlanta salmon’s popularity has hardly waned and is eaten not only for its flavor but for its remarkable levels of Omega 3 fats and other health benefits. Atlantic salmon is generally a lighter pink than most Pacific varieties, setting it apart from other salmon species. Atlantic salmon has a mild flavor profile and pairs well with various wines. It’s locally sourced, and for the health-conscious, it’s packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, B vitamins and other essential nutrients. 

Durgin-Park offers Atlantic salmon several ways: pan roasted then broiled [served with potato and vegetable of the day], Atlantic Salmon with caper butter sauce and red bliss potato hash [served with potato and vegetable of the day] and in a grilled salmon wrap accompanied with French fries and homemade cole slaw.

All Seafood Received Daily

With a great kids menu and family0style dining, Durgin-Park is family friendly. Make the trip to historic Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall, downtown Boston for freshly caught seafood every day. Durgin-Park seafood dishes include surf and turf, steamed Lobsters, Lobster Rolls, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Broiled Sea Scallops, Broiled Seafood Platter, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Beer Battered Shrimp, Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Fried Ipswich Clams, broiled Seafood Platter, Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Baked Sea Scallops, Oysters, Clams, Shrimp Cocktail, Mussels in spicy tomato sauce or garlic & Butter,  Baked Oysters, broiled or fried Fishcake, Fried Calamari, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops Wrapped in Bacon and much much more! 

Grilled Salmon