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Lobster ravioli, and 15% off some lobster

How to make lobster ravioli

A lot of mystery surrounds the humble lobster. Firstly, it isn't particularly humble - these creatures cost a lot of money. Whichever way you look at it, they're expensive. Secondly, they're a faff to prepare, a task which normally involves shipping a live lobster back from some market somewhere, agonising about the best way to [...]

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How to kill and cook a lobster

How to kill and cook a lobster

Every time I wander through Kirkgate Market in Leeds, I end up walking up the row of fishmongers towards the exit to Vicar Lane, and past the very last fishmonger, the best of the lot, the one with the stall laden with bright, clean fish and shellfish, packed in ice. There's always a box of [...]

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Timatar wali macchi, or cod in a spicy tomato sauce

SKREI cod curry

The very best cod is caught between January and April in the crystal clear waters around Norway's Lofoten Islands, having migrated thousands of miles from the Barents Sea. This cod has bright, white flesh that gleams of the icy, dark waters that the fish swam through to get to Norway. On cooking, it produces huge, [...]

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Moroccan-style sardines

Battered sardines

The only way I've ever cooked sardines is by grilling them, throwing salt at them and then squeezing liberal amounts of lemon juice over the charred skins. It's a classic meal that calls for fingers and creates mess. This is a slight alternative, with a Moroccan tinge, but there'll still be a mess, because the [...]

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What makes Skrei cod different?

Norwegian skrei cod – a Scandinavian delicacy

Cod is very firmly on the endangered list, and we've come to accept that its consumption comes with a healthy dose of guilt. That's no bad thing - trawling has decimated Atlantic cod stocks over the last few decades, with numbers plummeting. That's true of Atlantic cod - our main source - but stocks in other [...]

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