29 January 2013

A Fishy Weekend

Finally hit up Billingsgate Fish Market! I’d wanted to go for years, but never mustered the strength to get up before 5am on a Saturday. We scored three lobsters, clams, a red snapper, oysters, smoked haddock, and a 3.5kg hake named Jake:

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Dinner was, predictably, rather fish-focused. We started with fresh oysters.

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Then toast topped with Gentlemen’s Relish, smoked haddock, baby spinach and poached eggs.

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Next came a soup of hake, clams and chorizo.

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After all of that, we actually didn’t have any room for the grilled lobsters! So it went into a lobster linguine lunch the following day (see my Instagram shot).

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…but there is always room for dessert, aka my strawberry and passionfruit mini cheesecakes.

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Next on the wishlist is Smithfield Market for fresh meat and poultry. Though that one opens for trading at 3am – gulp!

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. Oh man, this looks ridiculous. I want it all.

  2. Hiya
    I was wondering how much the fish and prawns where at the market. I am so into fish and just movin to London but want to know if I can afford to eat fish all the time.

    Also when does the fish market close

    • Hi (sorry for the delayed response!) the fish and prawns are definitely cheaper than from the supermarket. The market is open Tues-Sat 4am to 9:30am, but I think the good stuff was mostly gone by 8am.


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