Whole Fish

WOW - LOOKS GREAT, TASTES FANTASTIC


A large whole fish makes an eye-catching centrepiece. Serve 3, 4, 5... sometimes as many as a dozen. Here's a rule of thumb: if it's the ONLY main course, each kilo of fish will give you four reasonable servings, so a 3 kg fish will feed 12 well and could stretch to 14.  But it's always best to be on the safe side, size-wise. Better to have some left over for the next day than to run out.

Or choose portion-sized whole fish such as bass and bream. These provide a fine experience ESPECIALLY if you discard your your knife, fork amd inhibitions... FINGERS ARE THE ANSWER (and fingerbowls).

WOW - LOOKS GREAT, TASTES FANTASTIC A large whole fish makes an eye-catching centrepiece. Serve 3, 4, 5... sometimes as many as a dozen. Here's a rule of thumb: if it's the ONLY main course,... read more »
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Whole Fish

WOW - LOOKS GREAT, TASTES FANTASTIC


A large whole fish makes an eye-catching centrepiece. Serve 3, 4, 5... sometimes as many as a dozen. Here's a rule of thumb: if it's the ONLY main course, each kilo of fish will give you four reasonable servings, so a 3 kg fish will feed 12 well and could stretch to 14.  But it's always best to be on the safe side, size-wise. Better to have some left over for the next day than to run out.

Or choose portion-sized whole fish such as bass and bream. These provide a fine experience ESPECIALLY if you discard your your knife, fork amd inhibitions... FINGERS ARE THE ANSWER (and fingerbowls).

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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 £5.00
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 £7.00
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 £3.00
Fresh anchovies on white paper
Whole Anchovies
What, not tinned? No. And not salted either. Not even filleted. Er, did we mention not cleaned? Don’t worry you can cook and eat them whole if you like. A fantastic flavour experience, straight out of the sea, and not remotely like...
From £3.50
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. A fish weighing between 300g - 400g is the perfect portion sized fish and a fish over 600g...
From £6.80
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 £5.10
Whole baked rainbow trout with salad and spice
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 £14.20
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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 £4.60 £5.80
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 £37.70
A headless trimmed witch sole
Witch sole
There’s no getting away from it, the witch sole is basically a poor man’s Dover sole. But don’t write it off. The one in the picture disappeared down four fork-wielding employees as soon as the photographer finished. And it comes in nice...
From £4.00
Whole sea bass and two whole fillets on white background
Whole wild sea bass
Fine wild sea bass from the English Channel. Scaled and gutted as usual. This fish is great to roast, or to poach in a fish kettle, and serving it up whole on the table will add a flourish to your meal. About 60% of the weight is edible,...
From £40.10
Whole mirror carp
Whole carp
The most popular farmed fish in the world (thanks to China) is little appreciated by Brits (although Izaak Walton was a fan - see his recipe below). But it’s the fishy favourite of many people who hail from within 200 miles of the River...
From £25.70
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