Yesterday afternoon we had a little tasting session at Fish Palace to try a few new products we’ve had delivered this week. It’s such a hard job…
Firstly we popped a few gurnard fillets in the air-fryer, a clever little device that fries in a much healthier way. Although gurnard aren’t exactly a gourmet species, we think they make an excellent substitute for cod or haddock with chips, and they are much more sustainable according to the Marine Conservation Society.
Next we had the most exciting product – our peeled wholetail scampi is back in stock after our loyal customers cleaned us out over Christmas! These aren’t your standard ‘chippy’ scampi, which are often made of chopped up pieces mixed in with other mysterious substances. These are proper chunks of authentic scampi, which we pan-fried to create a deliciously oozing afternoon snack.
Lastly, we tried a rather distinctive treat: herring roe and melts. The roe obviously originates in the female herring, but the melts have a surprising source. They are in fact the sperm of the male herring! Sounds intriguing, but they were really rather deliciously creamy, and an excellent source of Vitamin D.
Have you tried any of these before? Any recipe suggestions?