If you’re trying to decide how to impress your Valentine, why not chose some beautiful seafood. It’s so quick and easy and looks really impressive.
Shellfish is a very popular treat at this time of year. We’ll be putting the pots on nice and early to get all our lobsters and crabs cooked, and we’ll have live available as well if you’d like to cook them yourself.
Fabulous chef John Fell has produced a really easy to follow step by step video for Lobster Thermidor. We’ve tried it and it’s delicious – link below…
Oysters, that well known aphrodisiac, are particularly good and we have Maldons and River Teign available tomorrow. Maldons, from the Blackwater Estuary have a very distinctive flavour due to the salt marshes they are grown in and are really plump and delicious. River Teign in Devon produce a more rich, creamy oyster, which is proving really popular with our customers. We can ‘pop’ the hinges for you if you’re eating them on the day, or we’ll give you a quick masterclass in the shop to show you how to open them yourselves
If you’re going for simple, it’s got to be good, and there’s nothing better than our Sashimi Grade Yellowfin Tuna Loin. We will cut it to any thickness, and it’s so easy to prepare – simply sear on the outside and serve with a delicious dressing – it couldn’t be easier.
Our favourite ‘drizzle’ is super simple – some dark soy sauce, add some runny honey until it gets to the sweetness level you like, grate in some ginger, add a bit of finely chopped red chilli and a some torn coriander. Brush the tuna with a little oil. Put a heavy based pan or griddle on high heat and allow to get really hot. Once hot, pop the tuna steak in the pan, wait for the ‘cooked’ colour to move up the steak about 1-2mm, then turn the tuna – it only takes a minute or so! When you’ve turned the tuna, throw in the marinade, allow the tuna to cook on the second side and remove from the pan. Give the marinade another few seconds, then drizzle over the tuna. Make sure you have your wine poured and everything ready, and simply serve with a few leaves – tasty and delicious, just what you need to impress
And finally, if you’re searching for a ‘last minute’ gift, for that extra special person in your life, we’ve had another delivery of Kings Caviar this week. Ridiculously indulgent, but very well received
As ever, you don’t have to wake up at silly o’clock to make sure you get your first choice. If you know what you’d like give us a call on 01276 66618 and we will reserve your order for you to collect later in the day xx