Eat the best by eating seasonally.
The fish at their plumpest for your summer BBQ
Summer is a fantastic time for fish lovers where stocks from Hastings, Looe, Brixham and Newham are usually in abundance.
The wild fish that are typically at their best and in season in the summer:
What to eat as the weather chills
As the weather starts to get colder, the species that are at their best include mussels, squid, cod and haddock.
It’s also when flat fish like lemon sole and dover sole are at their plumpest and juiciest.
The wild fish that are typically at their best and in season in the autumn:
Fish and shellfish that flourish in the cold
There are many species that are at their best in the winter months, before the spring spawning season begins for many species.
Monkfish is simply fantastic at this time of year, whilst Skrei cod – only in season for eight weeks of the year – is the best you will eat.
The wild fish that are typically at their best and in season in the winter:
What emerges best as the temperatures climb?
Spring is the spawning season for many species, a time when our industry should be very sensitive to allowing species the time to reproduce.
Without safeguarding their future, killing fish before they have had a chance to breed is senseless.
We refuse to buy any fish that is in roe, and if they slip through by accident, we let our suppliers know about it!
So at this time of year, we supplement wild fish with some species that are farmed well – like gilthead bream, rainbow trout and seabass, to help nature take its course.
The wild fish that are available include the following:
The 'R' in September marks the start of the native oyster season
There are two types of oysters widely consumed in the UK. The Pacific (or rock) oyster available all year round and the Native oyster available from September to April.
The flavour of oysters reflects the minerals, salinity and type of algae they eat in the water.
Like wine, oysters gain much of their flavour from their terroir.
When tasting an oyster, take note of flavour (light, medium or full), saltiness (neutral to briny) and sweetness (neutral to strong).
Below is a list of oysters that we can easily source for our customers:
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