Fish fit for champions

Tonight sees the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with the opening ceremony.

For the next 10 days, athletes from 71 nations will compete for glory in events such as cycling, running and swimming.

To be a finely tuned athlete you need to eat a balanced healthy diet with plenty of protein, this is particularly important for endurance athletes.  Fish is a great source of protein, so here at The Saucy Fish Co.  we’ve put together our Gold, Silver and Bronze medal recipes for getting protein into your diet.

  1. Pasta with lemon and butter prawns
  2. Baked salmon with chilli pesto
  3. Lemon and basil roasted seabass

Good luck to all the athletes taking part in this year’s games!

 

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Flavours of the World – Germany

Sunday saw the end of the World Cup and Germany lifting the trophy aloft.  After an international feast of football, we’ve found a great recipe to celebrate their success and provide you with a feast of food!

Trout is widely used in Germany and this recipe from About.com is a popular simple dish.

Clean and dry a full trout before covering in flour and salt.  Brown the fish for 5-10mins in butter before replicating on the other side.  The fish is cooked when you’re able to flake it easily and it’s no longer pink.

After you’ve taken the trout from the pan it’s time for a simple sauce.  Heat the lemon juice and butter with a splash of Worcester sauce and salt before coating the trout.

Serve with boiled potatoes and a sprinkling of parsley for a very German dish.

 

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Celebrate Independence Day with tasty Tuna Burgers

Happy Independence Day to all our American Saucy fans!

As a nation of burger lovers we’ve got a recipe with a twist to help you celebrate Independence Day in style.

Tuna burgers are a great alternative to beef and are just as juicy. This recipe from Jamie Oliver got our mouths watering and best of all it couldn’t be simpler.

Simply mix the short list of ingredients together in a food processor or finely chop and then mix by hand.  Once you’ve made the mix into burger shapes, let them set in the fridge and fire up the barbie or grill!

Cook for two minutes on each side and serve on buns with some salad and ketchup.

Alternatively head down to your nearest Giant Food stores and pick up some Saucy Fish from the seafood cabinet.

 

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Let’s get Saucy in the kitchen

With the Saucy Fish Co. cooking fish couldn’t be simpler!  With a wide range of products that are perfect for salads, barbecues and meals that the whole family will enjoy, give fish a try.

That’s why we’re encouraging more people to get saucy in the kitchen this summer.

To get you on your way, we’re giving away branded tea towels to 20 lucky Saucy fans.  They’ll make a playful addition to any kitchen this summer.

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize all you need to do is post your answer to the question below, by writing True or False in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box below. We will then choose one lucky winner at random.

Jellyfish are a type of fish – true or false?

Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

All prizes are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and no monetary equivalent will be given.

The competition will run from 2 July to 1 August 2014.

No employees or associates of The Saucy Fish Co. may enter the competition.

All answers must be posted in the comment box below.

The winner will be chosen at random on 3 August 2014.

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Make a racket this summer with a Wimbledon-white fish dish

Wimbledon is known for its fantastic pairings, particularly strawberries and cream. As the famed sporting event has now officially begun, why not celebrate with another beautiful pairing and create a truly tremendous tribute to the tennis tournament?

Quick, healthy, and easy to make, this Roasted Cod with Basil Pesto and Garlic Breadcrumbs recipe from Fine Cooking is a light treat for the summer evenings – worthy of even the Royal Box. Simply pair with some grilled asparagus, and finish with a healthy serving of strawberries and cream for dessert. Wash down with a fruit-filled glass of Pimms for the ultimate treat.

Or, if you’re enjoying the tennis outside, why not opt for our Ready to Enjoy range for the perfect picnic treat? Our Salmon with Lime and Coriander Dressing makes an ideal light and tangy picnic dish. Add a refreshing tomato salad, and finish with an ice cold glass of cordial for the ultimate Wimbledon picnic.

http://saucyfishco.com/#range-melt-p2

 

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Try Something Different this National Picnic Week

It’s National Picnic Week, and here at Saucy Fish we couldn’t think of a better excuse for some alfresco dining, so wave goodbye to the dull dinners and soggy sarnies, and add something new and exciting to your picnic this week.

National Picnic Week runs from 16th – 22nd June, and is all about celebrating the great British picnic and putting the fun back in food – something we love the sound of. They’ve even done the hard work for you and identified the top 15 picnic sites in the UK, so all you have to do is pick your location, pack a hamper full of good food, and soak up the glorious sunshine. If you’re feeling a bit uninspired, head over to their website for some new and interesting recipe ideas.

Our Ready to Enjoy range is perfect to be polished off in the sun. Simply take the salmon fillets out of the pack and it’s ready to enjoy. To add some extra heat to your picnic, try our Salmon with Tomato and Chilli Chutney. Pair with a crisp salad and some home-made lemonade to cool the taste buds, and you have the perfect picnic party. Looking for something a bit more refreshing? Our Salmon with Sicilian Lemon and Dill Mayonnaise is a light and tangy homage to Mediterranean cuisine. Simply finish with a glass of ice cold Prosecco – perfect for when the sun is scorching.

So don your sunnies and sandals, pack your perfect picnic, and get some Saucy sunshine into your life during National Picnic Week.

 

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Treat Your Dad this Father’s Day

If you’re a bit stuck for ideas this Father’s Day, why not spoil your dad and cook him  something truly special?

Fish pie makes the perfect present to tell your dad just how much he means to you. This fancy fish dish from BBC Good Food combines a flavoursome saffron mash with a hearty haddock, prawn, and crabmeat filling. The in-season spinach gives the dish an extra health boost too. Simply pair with an ice cold glass of Gavi – perfect with this hearty fish dish.

Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more simple that’s sure to impress even the best fish connoisseur, why not try our Cod with Sunblush Tomato? Simply bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the fish is piping hot throughout. Serve with a fresh salad and some homemade chips seasoned with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Pair with your Dad’s favourite ale for the ultimate Father’s Day feast.

 

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WIN THE PERFECT PICNIC

Summer is upon us and with it comes the picnic season.  To help you have the perfect picnic we’re offering one lucky Saucy fan the chance to win a £200 hamper.

Packed to the brim with everything you’ll need for a picnic including salads, champagne and our very own Ready to Enjoy salmon fillets, you’ll be celebrating the sun in style!

The Ready to Enjoy range can be served straight from the pack – simply flake and add to your favourite salad or pasta combination, With three delicious flavours – Roasted Sweet Chilli Salmon with Tomato and Chilli Chutney, Roasted Lemon and Herb Salmon with Sicilian Lemon and Dill Mayo and Steamed Salmon with Lime and Coriander Dressing, each variety is guaranteed to liven up your picnic.

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize all you need to do is post your answer to the question below, by writing True or False in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box below. We will then choose one lucky winner at random.

Sharks are mammals- true or false?

Good luck!

And be sure to read our top tips about how to make the most of the picnic season this summer http://blog.thesaucyfishco.com/2013/08/02/top-tips-for-picnic-season/

Terms & Conditions

All prizes are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and no monetary equivalent will be given.

The competition will run from 5 June to 5 July 2014.

No employees or associates of The Saucy Fish Co. may enter the competition.

All answers must be posted in the comment box below.

The winner will be chosen at random on 7 July 2014.

 

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It’s Asparagus Season!

It’s asparagus season in the UK from 23rd April – 21st June, and it’s the perfect excuse to make the most of this highly prized veg before it’s gone.

Asparagus is the perfect accompaniment to white fish such as plaice, lemon sole, and haddock, so why not make the most of the short asparagus season and cook a dish that’s sure to impress.

  1. Raw asparagus stalks

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try raw asparagus stalks? Fine shavings of asparagus make for an interesting alternative to your average side dishes. So, why not be the envy of all your friends and present them with something totally unique? Along with white fish, asparagus is perfectly complemented by parmesan, vinaigrette, lemon juice, and garlic, which makes this Shaved Asparagus with Parmesan Vinaigrette recipe from Bon Appétit a guaranteed showstopper. Simply add a fillet of grilled haddock, garnish with a wedge of lemon, and serve with a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio.

Check out the recipe on the Bon Appétit website here.

  1. Asparagus Spears with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Or, if you’re after something even more simple, our Sea Bass with Beurre Blanc sauce goes perfectly with grilled asparagus. Simply sprinkle the asparagus with salt and pepper, and pop under the grill for 2 – 3 minutes.

  1. Grilled asparagus, smoked salmon with poached eggs

They do say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this indulgent recipe from Red will hit the spot. A versatile ingredient, asparagus is perfect for livening up breakfasts.

  1. Asparagus with garlic butter and parmesan

We’ve gone back to basics for this simple but tasty side dish.  Ready in just 15 minutes it’s the perfect accompaniment to our very own Sea Bream with Sunblush tomato.

http://australian.food.com/recipe/asparagus-with-garlic-butter-and-parmesan-cheese-463825

Not only does it go perfectly with fish, asparagus is also crammed with nutrients – it can even help protect against certain kinds of cancer, and it even has anti-ageing properties – now that’s what we call a super food!

 

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Celebrate the Beautiful Summer Weather with The Saucy Fish Co.!

With summer officially peeking around the corner, we couldn’t be more excited. Here at The Saucy Fish Co., we think summer should be all about good weather, good company, and even better food –the perfect excuse to celebrate the summer sun.

Light and healthy, fish is the perfect alfresco choice – and with our dishes being super simple to make, you’ll have even more time to enjoy the glorious weather. Our Smoked Haddock and Vintage Cheddar Fishcakes, paired with a crisp summer salad, make a tasty and nutritional summer fish dish.

Simply pre-heat the oven to 200⁰C/400⁰F fan, or 220⁰C/425⁰F conventional oven, place the fishcakes on a baking tray and cook in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes. Check the fishcakes are piping hot before serving. Serve with an ice-cold summer cocktail crammed with seasonal berries to really celebrate the weather in style.

So why not embrace the Great British Summer and some Sauciness to your afternoon in the sun? http://www.thesaucyfishco.com/#range-dressing-p6

 

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