Fresh whole Cornish wild turbot: ‘fit for a banquet’, Rick Stein: approx 1.5kg
Delicious wild turbot is the perfect gourmet fish to serve as a centrepiece at a celebration or dinner party—Rick Stein, who names turbot the best tasting fish in the world, regards it as one of the few fish he would serve as a main course at a banquet. The finest fish caught on the Cornish coast, turbot is seldom seen on fishmongers’ slabs in the UK. So we asked our Club fishmongers, Quayside Fish, to choose the best of the Cornish wild turbot catch especially for our members.
The shallow, sandy waters off the Cornish coast produce turbot of incomparable pearly white flesh with a dense, slightly gelatinous yet delicate texture that slides off the bone in pleasingly silky flakes. It has a marvellous flavour, subtle and refined. The trick is to cook it gently, with a few well-chosen ingredients to enhance the taste and texture—try basting with herbs, or serving with saffron.
A whole Cornish wild turbot (approximately 1.5kg) will easily serve four. It will be gutted and ready to cook, and can be kept for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, or frozen for up to three months.
Please tell us on what date you wish this special fish to arrive (Wednesday-Friday delivery).
Delicious with premier cry Chablis Laroche (see separate web entry) and, for a lighter, floral flavour, also with Condrieu: again, see separate web entry in the Club Wine Cellar
RRP £49. CCUK £37. Free UK mainland delivery. Approx 1.5kg fish