All posts by Sue Lucas

Spring has arrived, and so have the Natives…

Its still a little early to get too excited, but Andrew has just hauled a few of his well-placed, well-baited lobster pots and they were full of lovely, plump, lively Cornish Lobsters.

So, whether you’re looking for a special treat for your mum, or a little bit of something tasty to celebrate spring, we’ve got lots of fabulous shellfish heading our way

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Andrew’s lobsters are on the road from Newlyn and will be with us first thing on Friday morning. We’ll have the lobster pot ready and waiting , so if you’re not comfortable cooking them yourself we’ll have freshly boiled and fully prepared available too

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If lobster’s not your thing, we’ve also got load of our stunning extra-large Devon crabs on their way and again, these will also be heading for the pot nice and early. We did sell out last week, so its always a good idea to reserve yours if you know you’d like one

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Packed with sweet white meat – our freshly cooked crabs from Devon

oysters-maldons Our oyster selection this week will be Maldons, Colchesters and River Teign

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We’re preparing lots of home made, ready to eat goodies for the weekend

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If you’d like to place an order, give us a call on 01276 66618 and we’ll make sure we get it ready for you

Thanks

Sue

 

 

It’s British Pie Week… who knew!

This week the UK celebrates one of our all time favourite dishes – pies!

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We did wonder why our fabulous homemade fish pies were selling better than ever, and now we know

As you probably already know, all our fish pies are made using the best of our Cornish catch, Wester Ross Scottish salmon, and our super-chunky, extra-smokey smoked haddock.  We make all our own rich cheesy sauce, and top them with buttery mash and extra mature cheddar – they’re absolutely delicious

To celebrate pie week, we’ve decided to donate 10% of sales from every fish pie sold this week to RNLI Penlee.

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RNLI Penlee are based in Newlyn and ensure the safety of the Newlyn fleet, so we think its a great cause and very appropriate for us to support. Andrew, our infamous lobster fisherman is a crew member, and has actually sent us some beautiful fish this morning,  so we’ll be adding some his fish into our pies this week

http://www.rnli-penleelifeboat.org.uk/

Don’t forget, if you pop your own pie dish in the day before we can make you your very own ‘homemade’ fish pie, and you can claim you made it yourself #supercheat

You can always give us a call on 01276 66618 to reserve yours for this week, we may struggle to keep up with demand

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Sue

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a nice bit of fish…

Well, maybe there’s a few other things that your Valentine might also appreciate, but if you want to treat that special person to a delicious home cooked meal, we’ve got some fabulous ideas to inspire you.

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We’ve created a Valentine’s Day menu, to help you choose something really special for your celebratory meal.  Simply click on the link below and ponder over all the tasty dishes. Everything is super-easy to cook, so even if you’re not that confident, we can help you to create a gastronomic extravaganza that you’ll both enjoy

Valentines Menu

If you know exactly what you’d like, get in touch and we can take your order, or if you’d like to make your selection from what’s available on the day, simply pop in and see what takes your fancy.

Remember, we don’t open on Sunday or Monday, but you can get in touch over the weekend by email info@passionateaboutfish.co.uk or call 01276 66618 and we can make sure we have everything ready for the big day on Tuesday

I’ve added a few images of our ‘homemade’ products below to whet your appetite… enjoy,

Sue x

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Coquille St Jacques – classic starter with Shetland Scallops – pop in the oven for 15 mins

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Canape Blinis with smoked salmon and Sevruga Caviar

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Extra large freshly cooked and dressed Devon Cock Crabs – perfect for sharing

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Sesame coated Sashimi Tuna Loins with Asian dressing – simply pan-fry for seconds to toast the seeds, slice and serve

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Salmon mousse pots – perfect little starters of smoked salmon julienne, poached salmon mousse, beetroot gravadlax and honey roast salmon flake

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Platters for sharing – – selection of ready to eat seafood, perfect for two

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Luxury Lobster platter for 2 £40, add 10g of Oscietra Caviar for an extra £15

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Garlic and Herb King Prawns – flash them through a hot pan for 3-4 minutes

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Ridiculously addictive – Piri Piri King Prawns

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Thai Marinated Chunks of Cornish Monk – one of our customers’ favourites. Simply fry for 3-4 minutes and serve with noodles or sticky rice

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We’ll have a great selection of oysters – if you’re not confident at opening them, we can ‘pop’ the hinges for you

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#BadBoy Tiger Prawns – have them split with a garlic marinade, ready to pop under the grill

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We always have a little selection of veg and herbs to compliment your fish

 

 

 

Friday 27th January – meet Andrew!

Our favourite fisherman, Andrew Stevens, is heading up from Cornwall to Camberley on Friday 27th January for his first visit in 2017

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Many of you are already huge fans of Andrew’s catch and throughout the summer indulge in his fabulous Cornish lobsters. At this time of year he’s catching all our pollack, some cod and mackerel and we’re absolutely delighted that he’ll be spending a few hours meeting our customers.

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Its also an ideal opportunity for us to introduce our second charity. For many years we’ve supported The Fishemen’s Mission and have helped to raise funds and awareness for this worthwhile cause. We have decided to try to help do the same for the RNLI Penlee Lifeboats. Andrew, and many other Cornish fishermen are volunteers at this lifeboat station and we would like to try to help them raise funds. Andrew is bringing  a donation box for the shop and over the year will have some fundraising events.

We’ll still work with the Fishermen’s Mission, as this is very close to our hearts, but would like to help Penlee as it is crucial to the safety of so many fishermen who catch the fish we sell

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http://www.rnli-penleelifeboat.org.uk/

We hope you’ll be able to pop in and catch up with Andrew and his wife, Sally. They should be here from around 10:30am until 3pm

Sue x

 

We just love #FishFriday

The weeks are flying by and we find ourselves at our favourite day of the week #FishFriday

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We’ve got a busy day ahead and a shop full of fabulous seafood

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Heaps of shellfish – Scottish Razors, Live Langos and Scallops, Oysters – Fine de Claires, Colchester and River Teign, Live Whelks, Winkles, Sea Urchins, Crabs and Lobsters, Bad Boy Tigers and plump juicy King Prawns

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A seafood lover’s delight – Crabs, Lobsters, Caviar…

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Sashimi grade tuna and swordfish are always a winner

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Beautiful fish from Cornwall and the South Coast

Hope to see you soon

 

Sue x

What a fabulous start to 2017

We had a rather short week last week, only opening from Thursday to Saturday, but it was really wonderful to see so many of you starting your New Year with some fabulous seafood

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Our favourite Hake-Hunters on the Ajax, out of Newlyn

The fish we were sent last week from our Cornish fishermen was some of the best we’ve ever seen. The quality was absolutely outstanding and this week’s looking just as good. We are so privileged to have access to some of the best fish in the world and we all feel very proud to be able to showcase the best of British seafood in our little shop in Surrey

We’ve got a huge haul due in tomorrow…

From Cornwall – Super-chunky cod and ray wings, thick monk, haddock, mackerel, squid, lemons, sardines, John Dory, black bream and hake.  Andrew’s also been out on the water and we’re getting a few of his highly sought after lobsters and pollack.

From the South Coast there will be beautiful day boat brill, dovers, turbot, wild bass and our extremely popular winkles and palourdes.

Our extra large crabs are on their way up the A303 from Devon as I write this and will be heading to the pot first thing, so should be ready for us to dress after lunch.

And then we’ll have all the usual suspects – Shetland Scallops, mussels, WesterRoss salmon… it’s going to be a seafood lover’s delight

I did get things a little wrong last week and totally underestimated how busy we were going to be, meaning we sold out of everything very early each day. If you know you’d like something in particular give us a call on 01276 66618 and we’ll pop it away for you so you don’t have to get up at silly o’clock to bag your first choice

Sue x

 

 

We’re back tomorrow

After having the last few days off we’re very excited to be getting back to normal on Thursday 5th January

It’s going to be a great start to 2017, with a fabulous selection and good availability. As we start into our 3rd year we’d like to thank you all for your ongoing support and encouragement.

There’s lots of fabulous fish arriving from Cornwall first thing in the morning, and we’ll be opening our doors at 7:30am as usual

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Andrew’s been out in the water all day today and is sending us everything he’s caught. We’ll have lots of his stunning, plump fresh Mackerel, Sardines Pollack and Cod. We’ve also got superb Turbot, John Dory, Lemons and Monk arriving as well as our super-chunky Ray wings, Cod fillet and Hake

We’ll be in extra early to make our delicious fish pies and fishcakes and for those of you who like the easy life we’ll have all our usual marinated fillets – all ready just to pop in the oven

We’re looking forward to seeing you and wishing you a very Happy New Year

Sue x

Merry Christmas to you all

We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you so much for being truly fabulous customers and friends

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Our little team worked their socks off this week, with a marathon 30 hour shift getting all the ordered prepared for collection and the shop set up for the busiest day since we opened

It was a totally bonkers marathon of a day and we really appreciate your patience while you waited for your order. Thank you so much for your kind words of support and the many thoughtful gifts – bubbles, chocolates, homemade cakes and sausage rolls, croissants, lardy cakes and bacon butties – they were all very much appreciated and really helped us get through the day.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and all your wishes are fulfilled.

Dont forget we don’t open again until Friday 30th December

Sue and #TeamFish

4 Sleeps….

As we head into the last few days before the main event we’re getting everything ready for the busiest weekend of our year

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Top fish on our customers wish list this year are Turbot, Wild Bass, Dover Sole, Lemons and Monkfish. We’ve got deliveries coming in every day so there’s still time to pop in and pick up something fabulous for your Christmas table

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Shellfish is always a crowd pleaser for Christmas Eve or Boxing Day. Our lobster pot is going to be at capacity with lobsters and crabs and we’ll have some available if you haven’t got round to ordering them.

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If you’re looking for something super- easy we’ll be preparing lots of delicious treats – salmon mousse pots, mini dressed crabs and smoked salmon canapé blinis are really tasty and look pretty impressive

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Our freshly prepared, ready to cook products are real winners. The sesame coated sashimi tuna with Asian-style dressing is one of our most popular products. It’s absolutely delicious and so simple to cook. Simply sear the outside edge to toast the seeds leaving the centre rare, slice as thin as you like and serve with the dressing.

Our top tip – Friday will be a good day of you want the ‘full selection’. We have lots of deliveries due in and everything you buy from us on Friday will still be absolutely perfect on Sunday.  If Friday’s out of the question don’t leave it too late on Saturday – we open at 7am  and close at 1:30pm

We’re really looking forward to seeing so many of you over the next few days. If we get a wriggle on there may even be a few mince pies and some mulled wine floating around on Saturday – although that may be wishful thinking as I sit here looking at the scary- long list of orders we’re getting ready to prepare…

Sue x

 

 

More wild bass due in tomorrow…

If you missed out on Andrew’s prime catch of stunning wild bass last weekend, don’t worry he’s been hard at work all morning and is sending us lots more for tomorrow.

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They’ll be in first thing in the morning and we’ll have a good range of sizes available so whether you want a simple treat for two or a delicious meal for more we’ll have something to suit.

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He’s also pulled in some stunning pollack, whiting and cod. All sparklingly fresh and in prime condition.

 

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And finally, a real treat… just a few beautiful Cornish Anchovies. They won’t be on the counter for long that’s for sure.

Sue x