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Three cheers to coley – a real unsung seafood hero!

Thu 1st February 2018

Coley has been much maligned over the years and still has the thoroughly undeserved reputation of being only good enough for the cat! Well, I can tell you, my cat isn't getting any! The truth is that this poor relation of cod and haddock has much to show for itself. It is an under-utilised fish and one that we should take much more notice of. Cod and haddock have lovely sweet white chunky flakes when cooked, while coley looks off white and has a slightly coarser texture. But many think the flavour is superior to cod, and personally I'd agree! This fish is usually sold filleted. The skin is coal black with a silver scaly belly. The most recognisable part is the thick white lateral line that runs down the middle. The flesh is pink-grey, but don't let this put you off!


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Burns Seafood Supper

Mon 22nd January 2018

Burns Night is only a few days away (Thursday 25th January) and we thought we would start planning our menu early! We are really excited to try some seafood alternatives this year and show you how easy it is to create a seafood spin on this traditional Scottish fayre.


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How easy is it to eat more seafood weekly?

Mon 8th January 2018

How many portions of seafood have you enjoyed this week?

Being healthy is not only all about what you eat, but also your lifestyle. It’s a partnership for life.  We all know what we should and shouldn't eat. We all know that we should have at least five portions of fruit and veg a day, drink lots of water, cut back on saturated fat, and get plenty of regular exercise.


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Seafood of the month - mackerel

Thu 4th January 2018

Happy New Year! A fresh start, a new you, a change in lifestyle - these are some of the things that we think about when a new year comes in. Whilst we at Fish is the Dish towers can’t help you change your life drastically, we can help with little changes, like a change in your diet. Yes you guessed it, by adding in more fish. 


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Make the most of delicious lemon sole

Wed 3rd January 2018

Lemon sole is arguably one of the finest of all flat fish – and a species that’s perfect to eat at this time of year.


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Beat the budget with seafood!

Mon 1st January 2018

Here comes January! It brings a new start and also a slightly battered bank balance. We all have the best of intentions at the beginning of the year: we want to get fit, we want to eat healthier, and we want to save more. Well, we can help you with at least two of these resolutions - eating healthier and on a budget too (you may be able to put a little more away each week/month). Plus, eating seafood at least twice a week can give you some fab health benefits!


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