Cuttlefish has long been popular in Italy, Croatia and Spain, but – despite its abundance in the English Channel – us Brits have taken a while to catch on. Happily, cuttlefish is winning more and more fans, thanks to its sweet taste and firm texture. Give it a try, and prepare to be converted!
Please note that, because fish naturally vary in size, we will always adhere to the pack weights given for ‘whole’ fish. At times, one large whole fish will be enough to make up the weight, at other times it may be two or more smaller fish; so, although the number of fish supplied may change between orders, the weight received will always remain the same. Please be aware that a description of a fish as ‘boned’ means that, although the fishmongers will have removed the bones to the best of their ability, we cannot guarantee that any piece of fish will be entirely bone-free.
Our fishing vessels work out of Exmouth, Brixham and Newlyn, and operate in accordance with the Seafood Responsible Fishing Scheme. They keep us well topped up most days with a selection of fresh fish and shellfish, and a catch can often be on its way to the Greendale farm shop within hours of leaving the sea. If we can’t catch it ourselves, we source only from trusted suppliers with standards as high as our own. The fish available may vary, depending on the season, but a delicious variety is always to be found on our fish counter. From whole fish to fillets, live lobsters to shrimp, our wide selection is sold in a choice of portion sizes and prepared for your convenience by our skilled fishmongers.
If you like squid, you’ll probably like cuttlefish, as they taste similar (cuttlefish are slightly meatier). Cleaning cuttlefish is a notoriously messy job – there’s a lot of black ink in those ink sacs; luckily, we’ve done it for you, so you can get on with cooking and enjoying!
The head of the cuttlefish can be skinned, sliced and quickly pan-fried; the tentacles are best cooked more slowly, for example in a casserole, if they’re to avoid becoming too tough. As a rule, cuttlefish will work well in any recipes that require squid, as the two fish are very similar, cooking-wise.
|Storage Instructions||Suitable for freezing. Store in fridge and consume within 2-3 days of receipt, or freeze immediately.|
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Local Delivery £4.95 - We offer a local delivery service for customers living in the EX1 to EX15 postcode areas. Choose from ‘Same day’ (orders placed by 12pm), ‘Next day’ (orders placed by 2pm) or ‘Specified day’ delivery.
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Fresh Greendale Produce - Meat and seafood will be bagged and ready to cook or freeze on delivery. All fresh meat and fish will be vacuum-packed and labelled with use-by dates and a suggested frozen shelf life. Packaging or labelling may change depending on preparation or delivery limitations. When the meat or fish has been packaged it is immediately placed in an insulated polystyrene box and surrounded with chilled gel-packs to keep it cool and in perfect condition.
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