Why we should be eating more local fish and seafood – and easy recipes

Friday, 31st July 2020, 11:22 am
Updated Friday, 31st July 2020, 11:22 am
Seafood is best when it's locally caught (photo: Shutterstock)
Seafood is best when it's locally caught (photo: Shutterstock)

Eating locally caught seafood isn't something we do enough of in the UK. But with over 100 different species of fish caught in UK waters, why not give it a try?

In this episode of the 'Scran' podcast, host Rosalind Erskine discusses a campaign called Sea For Yourself, which is all about encouraging us to cook and eat more fish caught in UK waters.

Rosalind is joined by chef and Seafish ambassador Rachel Green, and Jim Cowie, owner of the Captain's Galley seafood restaurant in Scrabster in the north of Scotland.

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Rachel shares her insights into why, as a nation, we don't eat enough fish. She also provides some great cooking tips and shares some simple yet delicious recipes. Jim talks about the importance of sustainability and why eating seasonally and locally is key.

He also talks about the importance of traceability and why the local fishmonger can provide you with all the knowledge you need. Also, find out why Rachel and Rosalind will be visiting Jim in the near future.

Nick Nairn is back with his tip on how to cook fresh mussels, whilst in Rosalind's kitchen she serves up some hand-dived scallops delivered by the Ethical Shellfish Company and a Bloody Mary.

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A version of this article originally appeared on our sister title, The Scotsman