Best place to buy fish?

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  1. 3106Catherine

    3106Catherine Silver Member

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    Hi,

    My hubby spent years declaring that he hated fish - he would eat the finger variety but apparently that was different to a normal cod in breadcrumbs :rolleyes:

    Anyway he now loves fish - all varieties.

    I have always liked fish and of course its great for the weight loss, but it can be pretty pricey. I buy the Birds Eye simply something or other salmon fillets which are frozen and dead handy for a quick tea with some veg.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on where they buy fish, reasonably priced? We dont have a fishmonger other than in Tesco.

    There are places you can buy it online and get it delivered but I think theyre pricey?

    Any ideas/suggestions on either places to buy or types of fish that are cheaper would be fab. (has to be fillets hubby will not touch anything with a bone in it!!)
     
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    jaylou Gold Member

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    Do you a fish van which visits your area? Most areas do have one which does the "rounds". It's a great way to get fish and you'll be able to talk to someone who knows all about fish.
    Have a look in the local paper or ask around, I'm sure you'll have one.

    PS - for future posts like this, please would you post in the off-topic section, the post will most likely be moved if the mods see it in here.x
     
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    3106Catherine Silver Member

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    No problem, I wasn't sure exactly where this would fit in.

    No I dont think we have a fish van.
     
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    Farm Foods sell big bags of frozen fish (lots of different kinds available) and they are very reasonably priced.
     
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    Iceland sell bags of frozen fish & they're reasonably priced & nice also XX
     
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    3106Catherine Silver Member

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    Have to admit I've never been in farmfoods so I will investigate that. Iceland I hadnt even though of doh!
     
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    Depends if you want fresh or frozen.

    another thought.... do you have a local market? They often have a fresh fish stall on there. Our little market has a van and the big market has a fish stall.

    It's one of those things, you never see things until you start looking so it may well be there!

    I love fish - monkfish is my favourite of all, very meaty and lovely wrapped in pancetta.
     
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    There is pretty often fish in the reduced section of shops...I tend to buy it and freeze it...have got Tuna steak tonight which I got in Tesco's for a pound!!

    Also in tesco, their bags of frozen fish tend to be £5 for 2 bags, which gets you about 10 bits of fish xx
     
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    I've bought fresh fish in the reduced bit before and then when I've come to use it (after defrosting) it's been nasty.

    Tuna and salmon have been okay but I wouldn't buy white fish reduced.
     
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    I've been alright, luck of the draw I guess...
     
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    I notice you are in the midlands. Pretty much land-locked. Here on the coast we have several different fish quays to choose from. Much cheaper and literally just landed by the fishermen.

    You can get fish mail order though.
     
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    I particularly like their smoked haddock. Very tasty

    Gosh that is so cheap. Can not wait to be doing a British shop each week though I am sure there will be things I miss from here.

    Much the same for me. I am so spoilt fish-wise as I live close to a fishing port. When the fish is landed it is auctioned off for distribution all over Europe. The auction house has a shop attached to it so we can buy such a variety of fish straight from the sea.
    I wonder will be able to do that when we are living in Cornwall.
     
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    ah bromsgrove, just down the road..

    we had a fish man come roud to us once a month, brought your orders up from southampton or somewhere.. I can get the number of my mom tomorrow if you want..
     
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    That would be great ColJack thank you
     
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