Seafood

From Boat to Plate - The Fishmongers

Featuring Michael Caines

Part 2 of our trilogy of films - From Boat to Plate - focuses on the Fishmongers. On a recent visit to Greendale Farm Shop, Michael Caines speaks to James the fishmonger about the importance of using local ingredients, noting freshness, seasonality, food miles, good value and a positive impact on the local economy as key factors. .

Fresh Local Crab

Whole Crab, cleaned and cooked after being landed by The Becci of Ladram, one of our own boats. Cracking a whole crab may be something of a labour of love, but the delicious brown and white meat is a reward well worth waiting for! Hen crabs may be smaller than the male (cock) crabs, but what they lack in size they make up for in quality and flavour. The hen crabs have smaller claws, so have less white meat, but the brown meat they contain is sweet and makes for superb eating. Our ready-cooked crab meat is ready to use, in delicious salads, sandwiches, crabcakes, soups and more. 

SHOP CRAB

Be inspired…

Caper-Dressed Sole with Potato Salad

Caper-Dressed Sole with Potato Salad

This quick and simple recipe makes the most of delicately-flavoured Lemon Sole or Dover Sole, both unfairly underrated flat fish. You can make the salad well in advance if you like, though it is lovely when the potatoes are still a little warm – and fresh salad leaves are a must. Serves 2.

Mitch Tonk's Spaghetti with Greendale Crab

Mitch Tonk's Spaghetti with Greendale Crab

Another tasty recipe from Local chef Mitch Tonks. Pasta & seafood is an absolute favourite of Mitch's and using Greendale's local Lyme Bay Devon crab you can’t go wrong, it’s a crowd pleaser any time of the year.

Lemony Barbecued Scallops

Lemony Barbecued Scallops

This deliciously zingy, buttery recipe allows super-fresh scallops to really shine. Serves 6.

Why Greendale seafood is best

At Greendale we’re only interested in selling the best to our customers. Because we have our own fishing fleet, we can supply our fish counter with regular fresh catches that can be traced directly back to the sea. Operating in accordance with the Seafood Responsible Fishing Scheme, our boats work out of Exmouth, Brixham and Newlyn, and catch a variety of fish from Westcountry waters; 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, and we take great pride in ensuring that a delicious variety is always to be found on our fish counter.

 

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Our Fleet

At Greendale we have our own fishing fleet, which means we can supply our fish counter with regular fresh catches that can be traced directly back to the sea. Our boats work out of Exmouth, Brixham and Newlyn, and catch a variety of fish from Westcountry waters; for example, our potting vessel, Becci of Ladram, keeps us well topped up with a selection of fresh fish and shellfish, while the Emily J, our scallop boat, is based in nearby Exmouth. To learn more about the Greendale fishing fleet click the link below.

 

Fish & Chips

Home delivery now available

You can now order Greendale fish and chips online or via our new app and have your food delivered direct to your door (delivery restrictions apply). 

Greendale Restaurant

The Greendale Kitchen is now open in the evenings offering delicious local sourced meals. The extensive menu is created around many of the items sold in our shop; we offer a range of delicious dishes that showcase fresh local produce from our fish counter.

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