Bumper crowds

Thanks to bumper crowds, the 2016 Swanage Fish Festival was a tremendous success! Swanage restaurants and public houses kicked off the weekend on Friday evening with special fishy menus. Seafood and fish stalls tempted thousands of visitors to Prince Albert Gardens on Saturday and Sunday and the crowds enjoyed the sunshine and stayed for the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Eat, Entertainment, Evening, Kids, Sea|0 Comments

Kedgeree – Enjoy Hot or Cold

Kedgeree is thought to have originated with an Indian rice-and-bean or rice-and-lentil dish Khichri, traced back to 1340 or earlier. It is widely believed that the dish was brought to the United Kingdom by returning British colonials who had enjoyed it in India and introduced it to the UK as a breakfast dish in Victorian times, part of the then fashionable Anglo-Indian cuisine. However the dish was listed as [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Eat, Sea|0 Comments

Sardines are sustainable, cheap and tasty

Sardines are sustainable, cheap and tasty...and packed to the gills with calcium and healthy Omega-3 fats and they are versatile. Try them for a warm starter, a main course or a simple snack. SARDINES TAGLIATELLE Ingredients Serves: 4 1/2 (500g) packet tagliatelle pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Eat, Sea|0 Comments

Trout traybake with minty hollandaise

When it comes to staying healthy there’s one food we should all be eating more of and that’s fish! Health gurus recommend everyone should eat two servings a week…at least. And one dish should be an oil-rich fish like such as sardines or trout. So try trout this Friday. Trout traybake with minty hollandaise PREP: 10 [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Eat, Sea|0 Comments

Preparing cuttlefish

The 2016 cuttlefish season has begun, so expect to see your fishmonger splattered with black ink! Cuttlefish are tricky to catch, time-consuming to prepare but delicious on the plate, according to Julia Noone at Swanage Bay Fish. Take a moment to watch how Julia prepares cuttlefish for her customers. https://vimeo.com/162947690   Cuttlefish over Spaghetti with [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Eat, Evening, Sea|0 Comments

Catch a fillet while you can…

Black bream is caught in Swanage Bay for the next few months. Catch a fillet while you can. There are some 200 species of bream, some of which are vegetarian! Try these dishes this spring. Baked bream with roast tomatoes, green beans and tapenade dressing A dish that is more than the sum of its [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Eat, Entertainment, Sea|0 Comments

Spring Salmon with Minty Veg

This weeks Fishy Friday dish is  Spring Salmon served with Minty Veg, perfect for those short of time but still wanting to eat healthily... PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 10 MINS SERVES 4 A popular Spring feast and an easy-to-prepare healthy meal which counts for two of your five-a-day Ingredients 750g small new potato, thickly sliced [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Eat, Evening, Sea|0 Comments

Fish on a budget

Jurassic Coast Flash-fried Cuttlefish with Saucy Jane's Tomato and Noodles. Looking for inspiration to rustle up a bargain-priced, fresh and delicious supper dish? Perhaps you need to serve it up swiftly too. Try this: Flash-fry thinly cut strips of Cuttlefish in Saucy Jane's garlic butter for a minute. Stir in the cooked noodles and our Saucy [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|Eat, Evening, Sea|0 Comments

Get your skates on!

The skate season is drawing to a close, so if you fancy a meal of this mild fish, you’d better do it before the end of April, when spider crabs take over their dwelling at the bottom of the sea. Skates and rays are a large group of fish with a distinctive sweet taste and [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Eat, Entertainment, Sea|0 Comments

Time to start eating light!

Spring is in the air and our thoughts turn to cleaning our homes and packing away the winter woollies. So, time to take a break from heavy foods and turn on our taste buds to lighter foods. Fish! Fish and seafood are thick in protein and Omega-3s to help our bodies shake off the last [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Eat, Entertainment, Sea|0 Comments