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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Happy New Year Fish Fanatics!

Happy New Year Fish Fanatics!

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends and customers a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our online shop in 2011 and help you add a delicious range of healthy and tasty fish and seafood delights to your freezer.

Thank you for your support and custom in 2010.

Who dropped the fish?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

New York City Ball Drop

New York City Ball Drop

There are many different traditions that surround New Year celebrations – eating and drinking lots is just one of them!

One we came across recently was the tradition of dropping something to symbolise the arrival of the new year. It would seem that this is particularly prevalent in the USA where a whole array of unusual objects are dropped. The most famous “drop” is the original Times Square Ball dropped annually, broadcast nationwide live from Times Square in Manhattan, New York Cityon Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

We thought we’d see if there were any fish dropped to mark this occasion, and surprisingly we did find a few:

  • Eastport, Maine - A sardine
  • Easton, Maryland - A crab
  • Point Pleasant, New Jersey - “The Millennium Mossbunker,” a mossbunker fish (only for 2000)
  • Port Clinton, Ohio - A walleye fish, named “Captain Wylie Walleye”
  • Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin - A carp, nicknamed Lucky
  • To see a whole list, check out this Wikipedia article where items include a pine cone, French fry, cigar, a pickle, a giant M&M and a stuffed goat!

    And you thought fish were weird! Personally though, we prefer to eat fish than drop it. What a waste!

    Festive Fish Dishes!

    Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

    It’s December!!! Hardly seems two minutes since last Christmas!

    Anyway, we thought we’d share some festive recipes with you to get you in the mood. All these recipes are on our site (along with loads of others too), so just follow the links for details…

    Prawn & Ricotta Dip

    Prawn & Ricotta Dip

    • Cullan Skink Soup - a scrumptious, warming soup - ideal for these freezing snowy, days.
    • Luxury Fish Pie - did you know that in parts of Italy, Fish Pie is traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve?
    • Fish Cobbler - another recipe to warm the cockles (pardon the fishy pun!) of your heart
    • Fast Fishy Pizza - one for the kids. They’ll love this healthy but tasty variation of their favourite Italian snack!

    And of course, all the fishy ingredients can be found at our online shop.