Pike

Pike FishPike is a large and voracious freshwater fish with an amazing number of small bones. These probably explain why we're not very big on pike in the UK, despite it being perhaps the most famous recipe in the famous Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. But pike is popular all over Europe, especially in France, where the famous recipe Quenelles de Brochet solves the bone problem by turning a pike fillet into an egg-shaped fishcake, after whizzing in a processor. Why not have a go?

Pike is a large and voracious freshwater fish with an amazing number of small bones. These probably explain why we're not very big on pike in the UK, despite it being perhaps the most famous... read more »
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Pike

Pike FishPike is a large and voracious freshwater fish with an amazing number of small bones. These probably explain why we're not very big on pike in the UK, despite it being perhaps the most famous recipe in the famous Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton. But pike is popular all over Europe, especially in France, where the famous recipe Quenelles de Brochet solves the bone problem by turning a pike fillet into an egg-shaped fishcake, after whizzing in a processor. Why not have a go?

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Alistair holing a whole large fresh pike
Whole pike
In medieval times, pike was a favourite at rich men’s tables. 350 years ago, Compleat Angler Izaak Walton’s account of cooking a whole pike made for one of the most exciting fish recipes ever written. He stuffed it with anchovies,...
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