Hunt For The Nation’s Best Chippy

Hunt For The Nation’s Best Chippy
26th July 2018 Sailbrand

The hunt for the nation’s best chippy!

This week we have a focused on Hake and asked ourselves, ‘why don’t we eat more of this beautiful fish in this country?’ There are even a fish fun facts about Hake that could earn you a point in a pub quiz one day…

Also, this week, find out which celebrity is on the hunt to find the best chippy in the country, as well as details on our specials, and of course, a recipe to get your imagination going for the weekend.

If you would like to discuss any of the products in this weeks blog, or there is anything you need, our friendly team is available day and night to answer your calls. Go on, give it a try.

What’s in Season This Week?

Seasonal Fish of the Week – Hake

Sustainable and delicious, surely Hake should find its way on to our menus more often? However, most Hake is destined for the kitchens of Europe rather than the UK, which is a crying shame as this amazing, white fleshed beauty is brought to us daily from our guys in Shetland and can be delivered to you any prep, any size. Just give us a call for more information or to get some of this GP healthy winner on your specials this weekend.

Here are some great Hake facts to ponder while you plan those menus….

Hake can reach 14 to 42 inches in length

Hake resides in deep waters during the day, it swims towards the surface at night to find food Adult Hake have been known to eat their own young Hake are very fast and very hungry…researchers once discovered 75 Herrings in the stomach of a captured specimen!

Also in season this month:

Brill, Lemons, Gurnard, Hake, Lobster, Plaice, Monkfish, Oysters, Scallops, Mullet and Sole.

James Martin is on the Hunt for the Nation’s Best Chippy

Special offer fliers

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our special offer fliers! They should be winging their way to you on your next order and will tell you everything you need to know to get those G.P boosting specials ready for another weekend of sunshine!

James Martin is on the Hunt for the Nation’s Best Chippy!

Keep your eyes peeled for celebrity chef James Martin as he scours the length and breadth of the country in the search for the ‘best dish in the world’ it has to be fish and chips!

It should be a great watch, and don’t forget if you have or are planning to get fish and chips on the menu, give us a call and discuss a range of options available and make your ‘chippy tea’ be the one your customers keep coming back for. Our long history supplying the best fish and chip shops in the area means you’re in safe hands with Sailbrand.

This Week’s Product of the Week – Delicatessen

Have you seen our amazing selection of deli-favourites? Click the link below to see our full range, perfect for that bit of inspiration we all need from time to time. Call the office to get a full list of this week’s special offers and get planning those dishes chef!

Roast Salmon with Venus Clams and French Style Peas

This great summer dish is perfect for al fresco dining, or just enjoying with a glass of crisp white wine.

The saltiness of the bacon brings out the freshness of the Venus Clams and cuts through the richness of the sauce.

Give us a call today to discuss prices and spec on our beautiful Salmon and versatile Venus Clams today.

Ingredients-serves 4

  • 4 160g portions of salmon, skin on
  • 200g diced smoked bacon
  • 400g garden peas
  • 4 diced shallots or 200g baby pearl onions
  • 400ml fish stock
  • 200ml double cream
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 1 head shredded baby gem lettuce


For the herb crust, combine the herbs, breadcrumbs and butter in a food processor until workable, then transfer on to the skin side of the cod.

Boil the purple potatoes then season and crush lightly with a fork, then toss through the peas and check the seasoning again. Keep to one side for plating up.

Roast the fish in a hot oven for 8 minutes, until just cooked, then place on top of the crushed potato and pea mixture, dotting the salty fingers in and around to provide a salty taste and crunchy texture.

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