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Seafood of the month - mullet

Mon 9th July 2018

Red mullet, grey mullet, red mullet, grey mullet – not the easiest of words to say quickly but an easy seafood to cook!

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8 Things You Need to Know About Seafood With Expert CJ Jackson

Wed 4th July 2018

Q & A session with seafood industry expert and renowned seafood chef CJ Jackson. 

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A new way to think about tinned fish

Tue 19th June 2018

Written by renowned seafood chef, Sunday Brunch regular and Seafish Ambassador CJ Jackson.

As a working mum, I want to get a quick supper on the table but want to make sure I have provided some of the ‘5 a day’ and of course at least 2 portions of seafood a week.

My teenage son loves ‘his’ type of comfort food and his usual request is ‘tuna rice or pasta’ with lots of chopped tomato forked through... what can be easier? What he doesn’t know is that I have substituted his tuna for canned mackerel recently as I’m keen for him to get the best Omega 3 levels for his concentration levels - which tuna is lacking... and he has loved it!

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Seafood of the Month - Plaice

Wed 6th June 2018

Plaice is our seafood of the month for June! It’s a fish that is easily identified by its orange spots, which also give an indication of the freshness (the brighter the spots, the fresher the plaice).

  • A plaice’s flavour is as pronounced as sole but it takes sauces and other flavours really well so makes a super tasty meal.
  • Plaice falls into our top ten for omega 3? It has 750g of this healthy oil contained in it if you have it baked and breaded!
  • Plaice is low in fat, making it a healthier, low-fat alternative to red or processed meat, which tends to be higher in fat, especially saturated fat.
  • Plaice can be eaten as many times as you like during pregnancy and there are no restrictions regarding the number of portions.

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Mexico – Las Delicias Del Mar!

Mon 14th May 2018

Bounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea on its eastern seaboard and the Pacific Ocean on its western side, Mexico is well placed to make the most of its local seafood bounty. Las delicias del mar — delights from the sea!

Throughout the country, fish stalls in local markets are piled high with a multitude of pescados y mariscos — fish and shellfish — sourced by Mexico’s legions of fishermen – in addition to grocery stores and supermarkets that are stocked with seafood delights from further flung parts of the globe.  

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In praise of monkfish

Thu 10th May 2018

Someone asked me the other day why monkfish has risen to such dizzy heights of appreciation over the last few decades.

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