Seasonal fish – Winter
Winter is a great season for seafood and fish. Here are some of our current favourites. Come and grab some from the market or ask us to cook them up as takeaway!
We’ve had some absolutely cracking, locally caught kingfish in lately. This is one of the most versatile and delicious fish the ocean has to offer. It can be cooked whole or as fillets, steaks or cutlets. It can be baked, grilled, barbecued, deep fried and it’s from flesh also means it’s great added to curries, pasta sauces or stirfries. It’s also one of the best fishes to consume raw, making it perfect for sashimi, ceviches, crudos, and carpaccios. We also love that it’s a low waste fish. Its frame and head are perfect for homemade fish stock. Forget about salmon or Barra and go for true local class. In store now.
Dories are plentiful in winter. These deep sea beauties typically spend the warmer months at depths of one kilometre but move to shallower waters in winter and fatten up. John Dory is one of the most versatile fish species, with a mild sweet flavour, moist flesh with with fine flakes and not too many bones. Wrap fillets in foil or banana leaves and grill or barbecue to appreciate the delicate flavours. Dory is also fantastic steamed whole, poached, baked or panfried. It’s delicious with the simple fresh flavours of citrus, herbs and a little butter.
Mussels are a winter comfort dish worldwide and we love a serve of Moules Frites – mussels in a pot of broth served with hot chips. It’s a French classic and simple to make. Cook the mussels in your choice of broth, some white wine, garlic and herbs for around 5 minutes, until the mussels are all open. Serve immediately with golden, crunchy chips on the side.
We’re big fans of the humble sardine. These fast growing, fully sustainable little dynamos are one of the richest sources of omega-3 oils available. Add high levels of calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin D, potassium and niacin and they’re practically a multivitamin pill! Readily available year round, they’re a consistently affordable fish that should be on everyone’s shopping list. Particularly in winter when we all need an extra shot of vitamins. Keep it simple when it comes to sardines. Dust fillets lightly with flour and fry a hot, lightly oiled pan. For the ultimate winter comfort food, serve the fillets on freshly toasted sourdough with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice. Sensational!