The Hungry Guest Seafood Demonstration


Earlier this month we were kindly invited to The Hungry Guest in Petworth to host a seafood demonstration. The Hungry Guest are an award winning food group based in Petworth who have a deli, frozen shop and cafe under their umbrella. We had previously attended their supplier demonstration nights and were very impressed, so we were grateful when we were offered our own position.

We took a black cod, halibut and some giant prawns for the demo. Alistair explained the different cuts, farming or catch methods and touched on some simple cooking tips. Below are a few clips from the evening. What you do not see in the video is the extensive distribution of raw fish to the audience. They may have got more than they bargained for with Alistair sending round boards of raw cuts from different parts of the fish to describe tastes and textures.


Alistair on buying black cod

A little bit about the black cod industry

How Alistair cooks his halibut 

Prepping a side of halibut (heard of engawa?)

Our smoked sturgeon pate served on tasty crackers

Hottest fish: September

We are having a little bit of fun here at ‘Fish Palace’ predicting what we think the 5 hottest fish will be to fly out the door this month. It is essentially a guessing game but a range of factors come into play: the changing seasons, special offers, the availability of fish, trending recipes in the media and a whole load of other uncontrollable factors! So here we present our predictions for September and our reasoning behind the group

Cooked American Lobster:

North America is famous for its lobster and they export extensively around the world. On the back of this fact, the quality and the ‘buy 1 get one half price’ deal we are running for the month we put this in the front running position for hottest seller. *Cooked American Lobster*

Lobster Large & Small

Boned Kippers:

Traditional, smoked, convenient and loosely recognised as an Autumnal style of fish. We predict these boned kippers are going to be served upon crusty toast with poached eggs on Sunday mid-mornings up and down the UK during this month. *Boned Kippers*

Breakfast Boned Kippers L

King Prawns with Garlic Butter:

It’s fair to say that we ‘ain’t’ going to be throwing many more prawns on the ‘barbie’ this year. Never the less, king prawns are loved throughout all seasons and we predict that our customers will be looking for an alternate way to get their king prawn fix. What better way than to fry up some beautifully big peeled king prawns with some of our home made garlic butter? *King Prawns with Garlic Butter*


Black Cod Ventresca:

The Black Cod’s elegant reputation precedes itself at any restaurant or dinner party and understandably the price tag usually matches it executive status. This month we have a meaningful special offer on the crafted ventresca cut that will bring the price tag back into the realm of reality. We predict our customers will jump on to this prestigious fish of the deep and attempt their own take on ‘Miso Black Cod’. *Black Cod Ventresca*


Whole Dover Sole:

It is dover sole season and we are reaping the rewards of lots of beautiful fish in all sizes. We are going to be filleting plenty of them this week which we predict will fly out the door as no one really enjoys filleting a sole themselves… *Whole Dover Sole*

Dover Sole