Whole Fish

Extra napkins! finger bowls!

For many fishlovers, there is no finer experience than eating a whole fish. For maximum enjoyment, discard your inhibitions and your knife and fork. Fingers are the answer.

Extra napkins! finger bowls! For many fishlovers, there is no finer experience than eating a whole fish. For maximum enjoyment, discard your inhibitions and your knife and fork. Fingers are the... read more »
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Whole Fish

Extra napkins! finger bowls!

For many fishlovers, there is no finer experience than eating a whole fish. For maximum enjoyment, discard your inhibitions and your knife and fork. Fingers are the answer.

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A pile of whitebait in fried presentation
Whitebait
These whitebait, which are from the Baltic Sea, are between 5 and 10 cms (2-4 inches) long - a big one won’t go in sideways. You get about 80 fish in a pack. Dredge in flour and deep fry for about two and a half minutes. Did you ever try...
From £5.10
Five whole raw sardines
Sardines
Sardines beg to be eaten with your fingers. They normally come ’entire’ which means with the guts in*, so you’ll have to clean them - it is but a moment’s work. When you’ve done that, try stuffing the sardines with baby spinach and lemon...
From £6.40
Three whole mackerel
Mackerel - whole
Mackerel is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. Its eating qualities are legendary. It ought to cost three times as much but fortunately, mackerel is prolific. You’ll find the fillets on our site but you should give the whole (gutted, ready to...
From £8.00
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Two whole dover soles on a chopping board
Dover sole - whole
This superb fish needs no introduction. It tastes so good, that you should cook it simply: grill or bake with just a minimum of herbs. Beware that the midriff is a lot thicker than the tail, so position carefully in your grill so as not...
From £12.50 £15.60
A whole sea bass
Sea bass, whole
Perfect restaurant style whole sea bass, cleaned and descaled, ready to pop in your oven. These fish are from Greek or Turkish sea bass farms. Fish weighing 600g or more could stretch to two servings.
From £6.40
Raw skinless Dover sole
Dover sole - skinless
Ssshh keep it quiet. We like to hold a very small quantity of skinned Dover soles. We have three versions - ’fully-trimmed’ means the fish is headless as well as skinless, ’skinless’ means they still have their heads, 'half skinned'...
From £11.40
Whole raw gilt head bream on ice
Gilt-head sea bream - whole
There are many many species of bream, but this one stands head and shoulders above the rest. It’s named after the little gold bar on its forehead. In France, it’s the much-loved dorade. These are farmed fish, which we have cleaned and...
From £8.60
Two whole raw herrings
Herring - whole
Herring has a great flavour and is exceptionally good for you, being full of useful oils. True, it’s not short of small bones, but with a little experience and care, you’ll be lifting the flesh off the bones without a second thought....
From £6.20
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Two dabs in a pan ready to be cooked
Dabs
Dabs have a humble reputation but a celebrity fan in chef Tom Aikens. He gives the dab no less than three outings in his book of fish cookery. We reckon the one with roast artichokes is best, especially if you leave out the garlic. These...
From £3.20 £4.20
Two whole rainbow trout
Rainbow trout
Our rainbow trout are absolutely beautiful and the eating qualities are on the same plane. There are two cleaned fish per pack. Normally, it’s one fish per portion but occasionally we have packs over 800g in weight: a rainbow trout of...
From £12.70
A fresh silver pomfret
Silver pomfret
Fishionado Alan Davidson gave no less than five recipes for silver pomfret in his Seafood of South East Asia, including ’steamed in a banana leaf’. (He lists 20 other ingredients including yai-yo leaves but notes that it’s ’more suave...
From £18.80
Two whole lemon sole in a basket with two lemon sole fillets
Lemon sole - whole
The lemon sole lives in the shadow of its stellar cousin from Dover... marine biologists even put it about that it ’is not really a sole at all’ how mean-minded can you get? Take it from us: the lemon sole makes a very fine meal, and you...
From £6.90
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