Mussel

The Mussel’s external shell is composed of two halves that protect it from predators and desiccation. Protruding from a valve is an enlarged structure called the umbo, which indicates the dorsal surface of the Mussel. Rope-grown Mussels are cultivated on suspended ropes, which ensures they don’t touch the seabed and pick up grit and barnacles.…

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Queen Scallop

The attractive fan-shaped shells contain translucent off-white meat wrapped with a bright orange roe or coral, which has a different taste and texture. The membrane, grey-brown frill and black thread of intestine are all discarded. King Scallops have approximately 15cm wide shells (one rounded, one flat) and you get 18 to 35 pieces of meat…

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Hoki

A deep-sea fish not found around the UK, but in waters around New Zealand, South Africa and off the Chilean coast at depths of up to 1,000 meters. It’s also known as whiptail, blue hake or blue grenadier. It can grow up to 130 cm and is reported to live to 25 years. Hoki matures…

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Haddock

Haddock, a member of the Cod family is a marine fish found on both sides of the North Atlantic. Haddock is a popular food fish it is easily recognized by a black lateral line running along its white side, and a distinctive dark blotch above the pectoral fin, often described as a “thumbprint” or even…

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Sardine

Sardines or Pilchards are both the same species, which has the Latin name Sardina Pilchardus. They are a group of several types of small oily fish related to herrings, family Clupeidae. Sardines were named after the island of Sardinia, where they were once in abundance. The smaller fish are known as Sardines and the larger,…

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Coldwater Prawn

Pandalus borealis is a species of shrimp found in cold parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In the Northwest Atlantic, they occur as far south as the Gulf of Maine and extend Northward to the Davis Strait. Distribution is continuous through east Greenland and the Northeast Atlantic, including the Norwegian, Barents and North Seas.…

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Sea Bass

In the wild they are found from the Mediterranean to Norway in spring and summer, they grow up to 7kg, and are a prize catch, especially when line caught. Now, thanks to farming in the Mediterranean, this highly rated fish is not only considerably more affordable, but available in plentiful supply all year round. The…

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Langoustine

Langoustines vaguely resemble a large King Prawn, but are actually a closer relation of the Lobster, growing up to 24cm. They are usually pinky-red in colour although they can also be quite pale. Found in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean and North Sea as far north as Iceland and northern Norway, and south to Portugal. They…

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Cape Hake

Hake are members of the cod family, found on the continental shelf and slope to depths over 1,000m and are popular throughout Europe and America. They are fished by bottom trawling with different mesh sizes for inshore and deep-water trawls. Ranging from 1kg to 5 kg, hake has a metallic grey back and a silvery…

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Lemon Sole

Lemons have an oval body; more rounded than a Dover Sole, with a lighter, yellowy-brown dark side with darker blotches, the lateral line is straight with only a slight curve above the pectoral fin and has a smooth upper surface. The head and mouth are both very small. Ranging in size from 230g to 1kg.…

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