Try Something New

There are so many types of fish out there but we, as a nation, are only experiencing around 5% of these. It’s all too easy to go for the safe choices and be wary of trying new things but don’t fear... we are here to help!
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Fish is the dish - easy fish scale

We have created an easy fish scale which lets you see at a glance each fish’s texture and the intensity of its flavour. This will not only allow you to safely experience new types of fish but will also help reduce pressure on stocks of the more well-known kinds of fish, such as ‘the big five’ above.

You can also download the original 'Usual Suspects' fish scale infographic PDF.

Mild Flavour intensity scale Bold
Firm Texture Soft

Texture: soft
Flavour: mild

Basa  Flounder  Hake  Lemon Sole  Ling  Witch 

Texture: soft
Flavour: medium

Dab  Dover Sole  Megrim  Plaice  Scallops 

Texture: soft
Flavour: bold

Clams  Cockles  Crab  Mussels  Oysters  Red Mullet  Sardines / Pilchards 

Texture: medium
Flavour: mild

Cod  Coley  Haddock  Pollack and Pollock  Whiting 

Texture: medium
Flavour: medium

Pouting  Sea Bream  Snappers  Tilapia 

Texture: medium
Flavour: bold

Brill  Herring  John Dory  Mackerel  Sea Trout  Trout - Brown  Turbot 

Texture: firm
Flavour: mild

Cuttlefish  Halibut  Octopus  Squid 

Texture: firm
Flavour: medium

Monkfish  Prawns and King Prawns  Sea Bass  Tuna