A Fishy Story

Thursday afternoon I ordered online from our local fish producers, here in Peel.

This morning, around 10 a.m. the delivery man left a bag of fish in the porch and rang me from his mobile 'phone to let me know that my order had been delivered.

1kg of fresh haddock, half a kilo of hake, 1kg of fish pie mix and two tubs of mixed crab meat.

All exquisitely fresh and wholesome looking and now divided up and in my freezer.

There was an invoice in the bag so all I had to do was go online and pay by bank transfer.

What a wonderful service!



 

30 comments:

  1. Who put the fishy in JayCee's porch?
    I hope it wasn't a Perch or a Roach.

    It all sounds very fishy to me.
    Nicely delivered for P and JayCee's tea!

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    1. Through thick and fin, as Cod is my witness I shall crab at any opportunity to haddock a guess at my hake in life.

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  2. That sounds like a kettle of fish.....hope it was a fine one.

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  3. I bet it was very fresh. Oh, to be able to get just caught seafood!

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    1. It looked so much more appealing than the fish from the supermarket.

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  4. Fish sales would not be as efficient on The Isle of Woman.

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    1. Well, everyone would be able to multitask there YP.

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    2. Perhaps - when the yacking was finally over.

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    3. Umm... how do you spell misogynist YP?

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    4. The same way that you spell it... darling!

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  5. This has just made my mouth water - oh to live so near to the sea.

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  6. We used to have a man who delivered fresh (live) Trout to the front door, but I haven't seen his huge mobile fish tank for some while.

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    1. Oh I remember many years ago in Tenerife bringing back some live trout from the trout farm. The sound of them thrashing around in their sack in the boot of the car has remained with me since then.

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  7. We love fish and eat it at least four times a week and, I nearly always order it when in a restaurant ( remember those days when we went to restaurants ?!!! ) You are now sorted for a while in the fish department ! XXXX

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    1. Yep. That lot should keep us going for a while xxx

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  8. The joys of living on an island or in a small community. I can't see that happening in London.

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    1. I was amazed that he didn't want us to pay in advance!

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  9. Darling JC,

    Envy is a terrible thing, but, we confess, we are feeling that right now.

    In landlocked Hungary and very far from the nearest sea, we yearn for fresh fish. Your delicious sounding haul sounds like the stuff of which our dreams are made.

    We have a fabulous Fish Pie receipt on standby.... it has been waiting for some time. We can sometimes obtain a Pike, Perch or Trout but, too often, they taste rather earthy! The thought of Haddock and Crab....and delivered fresh to the door....and not even paid for....it is all too much. Lucky lucky you!

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    1. Ah, sorry. Next time perhaps I should concentrate on our often appalling weather instead!

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  10. It sounds delicious. I, too, have the opportunity to get plenty of fresh fish. I love fish. However (there always has to be a 'however') whilst I can catch it, kill it, gut it and cook it for you, once I've done all that I cannot eat it myself. So my fish consumption is usually hot smoked salmon, prepared fish or shellfish (I can feast of fresh clams here). I love mussels but I can't eat oysters. My grandfather used to sit down with oysters and whipped raw egg and just drop them down his throat. As a very young child I thought it was the most revolting thing anyone could do. I still think it's repulsive. I accept that my approach is wholly irrational.

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    1. I usually avoid most shellfish, due to a bad experience several years ago, but enjoy fish - provided it has been well filleted and there are no bones.

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  11. Even though we eat fresh fish all the time I'm jealous of yours.
    I presume it's all cleaned and filleted. Fantastic and so envious of your fish pie mix and crab. Oh boy I'd love be to try your fish pie . Not a 'thing' here.
    Eat and enjoy, as you will of course

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    1. Yep, all cleaned and filleted Linda, ready to go.
      I often use the fish pie mix to make a risotto or a spicy fish stew.

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  12. I never ate fish as a kid as I had this phobia about fishbones! I eat it more now but have never had "fresh" fish. Always just frozen which probably tastes nothing like the fish you get! I don't even know what hake or fish pie mix are?

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    1. I, too, am very wary of bones so only buy filleted fish.
      Hake is a firm fleshed white Atlantic Ocean fish similar to cod and haddock.
      The fish pie mix comes as a mixture of cubed white and smoked fish with salmon presumably from the offcuts of the bigger fillets. It is delicious.

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  13. Good job you were in. Not to be left in a porch in the sun for any length of time.

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    1. With our current lockdown restrictions we were not going anywhere.

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  14. Can't beat freshly caught fish. As a child we had most of our food delivered (before supermarkets became commonplace) and we seem to be reverting to that in many cases!
    xxx

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