northumberland

from hook to plate

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · July 8, 2016

Since being little I have had a love of smoked fish, mainly Haddock and Cod. Mam used to poach it in milk, and we would have it with loads of bread to dip in the juice. So since we have a regular supply of prime North Sea Cod, I still found myself having to buy [...]

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Bassman’s Cheeky Lobster salad

Paul Bassman Gordon
  · Paul Bassman Gordon  · May 10, 2016

On the catch n cook theme, Here’s how to dress or prepare your cooked lobster and make a cheeky Lobster salad! The Lobster has been cooked in boiling salted water for 25 mins Close up view of the beast. The Lobster has been turned over and cut in half with a strong blade(wooden board is [...]

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Crunchy Vegetable & Bass spring roll

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · February 23, 2016

  Here is a recipe for spring rolls from Gary Mueller which is as real crowd pleaser. Although the recipe calls for Bass you can use any other white fish fillet like Pollock Bream or even Cod to make this scrummy snack ! INGREDIENTS Fillets of Bass Skinned (cod Pollock,Bream Fillets all work) 1 Carrot [...]

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Hoopers Humble flounder recipe

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · January 28, 2016

Within the culinary world, Flounder are a very under rated fish. Which really is a shame as they are relatively easy to catch and are prolific around many UK shore marks, especially in the winter. I have had an entry for Januarys fish recipe competition from Steve Hooper. It has certainly got my taste buds [...]

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Dogfish and Bacon

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · January 27, 2016

Dogfish have never been a popular species, mainly due to the difficulty in preparing them.  This seems to be a reasonably easy way to do them: How to cook doggies Dogfish are not difficult to skin, despite all the stories about nailing then to your shed and then setting your Rottweiler on them skinning doggies [...]

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It is so good to get out and fish

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · January 8, 2016

I was so pleased to be able to get out fishing on Tuesday. I was beginning to think that I wouldn’t get out again this winter, but there was a break in the weather, that actually happened as it was forecast. Just like the weather I was pretty much bang on with my fishing forecast [...]

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