Archive for May, 2010

Things you might not know about…..Scallops!

Friday, May 14th, 2010

One of our special offers in May is on our succulent King Scallops.

King Scallops special offer

King Scallops special offer

Scallops are a popular type of shellfish in both Eastern and Western cooking and are characterized by having two types of meat in one shell…

The adductor muscle, called “scallop” which is white and meaty, and the roe, called “coral”, which is red or white and soft.

Both parts are edible and in Europe they are eaten in their entirety like oysters. In the U.S. however, when a scallop is prepared, usually only the white part - the adductor muscle - is used, while the other parts of the scallop are discarded.

Scallops are commonly sautéed in butter, or else breaded and deep fried. Their flavour is sweet and delicate and so best served with something that will not overpower their subtle flavour. They go really well with light semi-dry white wines.

Simply pan fry them in butter, or try one of our recipes:

Barbequed Scallops Wrapped in Bacon and Sage
Devilled Scallops
Pan Fried King Scallops with Tarragon
Pan Fried Scallops and Prawns with Mango Dipping Sauce
Scallop Chowder

Our current stock comes from Cornish day boats and the quality is by far the very best available on the market.

See how tasty our fish is for yourselves…

Monday, May 10th, 2010
Ashlie doing a tasty cooking demo

Ashlie doing a tasty cooking demo

We think our fish is the best you can buy in terms of taste, freshness and general fabness! But I suppose we would say that wouldn’t we??

So don’t just take our word for it, come and join us at one of our tasting days up and down the country.

You can find us with samples of our wares at any of the following shops….

Blacker Hall Farm, Wakefield - Friday 25th June
Cheshire Smokehouse, Wilmslow - Fri 2nd July
Beckworth Emporium, Milton Keynes - 19th & 20th July
The Hollies- Stratton & Tarpoley - date tbc
White Post Farm, Nottingham - June/July date tbc
Ingfield Farm Shop, Halifax - Summer BBQ Event, date tbc
Ludlow Food Centre - date tbc

And we are adding to this list all the time.

Our tastings are usually from 10am til 1pm, but contact us for more information. Check out our farmshop directory for details of these venues.

We’d love to meet you. See you there :)

We’ve got some great special offers for May…

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Can you believe it’s May already? We certainly can’t! The Great British public has already started to dust off the barby ready to throw the most delicious fillets and loins on there.

We’ve put some great special offers on to help you with your spring cuisine!

King Scallops - diver caught in Cornwall

King Scallops - diver caught in Cornwall

Don’t forget, you get free delivery with all orders over £60, and we’re bringing new lines in all the time, so keep checking our online shop.

Remember, fish is incredibly good for you, a making it a tasty and healthy choice to make for you and your family.

Keep in touch – we always love to hear from you. And make sure you are following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook for all the latest offers, recipes and fishy banter!