Recently, I decided I would try having a mail order fish delivery like I do with my 100% grass-fed meat (from the wonderfully helpful Mary at Sheepdrove Farm) once every couple of months. After quizzing Paul, the owner, on anything used in preparation and packaging, I chose Fish For Thought from Cornwall.
I duly placed an order for lots of wild, un-farmed fresh-caught fish, both frozen and unfrozen. I included crabmeat and made some wonderful sweet potato crabcakes (see the new Pinterest boards for crabcake recipes), some scallops, which have been divine and a variety of other white and oily fish, preferably available from Cornwall waters.
I ordered quite a bit in the first instance – with some trepidation – to fill my newly-acquired, specially-bought for my TGF safe meat and fish freezer. Life is SO much easier since I did this.
Two massive polystyrene boxes arrived filled with fish and ice. It took a while to get everything out (over a sink as there is ice melt) and I portioned everything up into freezer bags and labelled them clearly. I bought quite a bit of frozen fish, since it is often very quickly frozen and you therefore get ‘fresher’ fish in a way – important to any histameanies out there.
I had treated myself to some wild seabass – and asked for the medium rather than large ones, but even the smaller size ones frightened the life out of me – flippin’ enormous! Each one is taking me 2-3 meals to eat so, even though expensive, it works out cheaper than having a steak when you want a treat. I adore seabass and it was delish.
Watch The Crab!
Nothing grainy is used in processing or packaging except for if you have dressed or brown crab, when they sometimes add breadcrumbs to make it less sloppy. I reminded them when I ordered that I needed them to prepare it well away from anything dressed and wanted no breadcrumbs in my brown crab however sloppy it was! It arrived fine.
Anyway, I am happy to report no reactions and I have had several items now :).
Go and have a look for yourself at their site Fish For Thought (this is a link to their extensive recipe page). And I note that there is free delivery over £50 until the end of Feb.
Enjoy. And if any of you have any other fishy company recommendations, do please share.