Guides


  • Eating the seasons

    Want to know what’s best to cook when? Check out Tom Hunt’s complete guide to what’s in season, month by month.

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  • All about gurnard

    Once so scorned it was mostly chopped up for pot bait, gurnard is a terrific sustainable alternative that helps take pressure off the usual varieties.

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  • How to make a South Asian seafood curry

    Sumayya Usmani offers her top five tips for cooking an authentic South Asian seafood curry, and shares a stunning recipe for green masala langoustine biryani.

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  • All about rainbow trout

    Always readily available, farmed rainbow trout is an affordable, sustainable year-round treat, but surely it’s at its shimmering best in a summer salad.

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  • Britain’s best seafood shacks

    Simple seafood places serving up the super-fresh local catch seem to be popping up all over the country, in shacks, sheds, vans, containers, you name it. Here’s ten of the best.

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  • Quintessentially British

    Check out the complete map of British products with protected geographic status, including such seafood specials as Arbroath Smokies, Cornish sardines, Fal oysters and Traditional Grimsby Smoked Fish.

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  • All about brown crab

    Abundant, sustainable and packed with flavour, brown crab is a real highlight of the summer seafood menu – and it works brilliantly on the BBQ too.

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  • How to match summer seafood and wine

    Following up on her introductory guide to matching wine and seafood, Lucy Bridgers takes a whistle-stop tour across Europe for inspiration on the perfect pairings this summer.

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  • All about herring

    Cheap, plentiful and packed with omega 3 fatty acids, herring – or “silver darlings” as they used to be called – should be heralded as heroes of the sea.

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  • How to match seafood and wine

    There are so many tempting possibilities when matching seafood and wine, where do you start? Keep it simple, says Lucy Bridgers, outlining eight easy rules for perfect pairings.

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  • How to hot smoke fish

    Never mind the fancy equipment, BBQ specialist Marcus Bawdon explains how you can hot smoke fish at home with nothing more complicated than a bread tin.

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  • How to prepare a crab

    Many crabs are sold ready cooked and dressed. But they taste so much fresher and sweeter if you cook and pick them yourself – and it’s really not that hard to do. Here’s how.

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