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SIX NATION SCRUM

Posted 4 February 2016 by The Saucy Fish Co.

To kick-off this year’s rugby union championships, we bring you our top ‘seafood scrum’ picks, inspired by the Six Nations:

England: Fish, chips and mushy peas have been a firm dinnertime favourite amongst Brits for over 150 years, with the first ‘fish and chip shop’ opening in Lancashire in 1863. Whether you smotheryour chips in gravy; opt for Ketchup, brown sauce or tartar; eat straight from the paper or plate it up; there’s nothing quite like traditional fish and chips on an English winter’s evening.

Ireland: Fish Chowder is popular seafood dish with our friends over the Irish Sea, commonly enjoyed with soda bread. Traditional recipes use fresh cod, salmon, mussels and prawns, along with fish stock, butter and potato to create a hearty fish soup, ideal for feeding the family.

Scotland: Smoking has been used as a method of preserving food for centuries, especially popular in Scotland where smoking houses produce some of the world’s best smoked salmon. Traditionally, salmon is prepared and then left in the warm, smoky air for up to 48 hours until deliciously dry with a fruity aroma.

Wales: The coastline of Wales is coated in laver, which is boiled, dipped in oatmeal and then fried to create the Welsh national delicacy, laverbread. Although the name would suggest otherwise, laverbread has nothing to do with actual bread and is essentially more of a paste, traditionally served as a side dish.

France: Bouillabaisse is a traditional fish soup originating from Provence, south east France. Mediterranean seafood is cooked alongside various vegetables, herbs and spices to create a classic French broth – perfectly paired with a freshly baked baguette.

Italy: White fish, such as cod, haddock and grouper, are traditionally baked in Italy, topped with a parmesan and herb crust, flavoured with garlic and finished with a roasted tomato and olive dressing. This versatile little Italian number is quick and easy to make at home and can be served alongside pasta, potatoes, couscous or salad.

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