Fishy business

As we are coming close to Easter I am starting to plan some delicious recipes for the long 4 day weekend, and it will be a long rainy weekend so no horsing around outside I’m afraid.

I have spent many Easters with my Swedish friends in Amsterdam and what they brought to the table were salmon and herring dishes. Smoked fish especially feels to me like spring when paired with watercress, fresh yogurt sauce and boiled potatoes with dill. Next to it we will have several egg salads, breads and cakes.

I always buy my fish from Moxon’s which is the best fish shop in the whole of London and conveniently 1 minute walk from my house. They also have branches in Kensington and Dulwich.

I mostly buy smoked salmon fillets and whole smoked mackerel which is a world apart from the small salty fillets sold at supermarkets. The fresh fish is delivered daily and the choice is huge. You can also order whatever takes your fancy in the fishy department.

Along with the fish, Moxon’s also sell anything that can be cooked with it, there are fresh vegetables, sea salt, paella rice, tartar sauce, coconut milk and sushi ingredients to name a few.

The staff are very knowledgeable and always quick to advise on how to cook particular kind of fish. And it will not break your budget either, the prices are very reasonable and the quality high.


8 Responses to “Fishy business”

  1. if jane 1 April, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    ok beside a cook book…you really do need to have your own show on tv!….remember..martha stewart is actually polish! ;))

  2. stuffedmice 1 April, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    I’m moving near them, girl!:)

  3. The Sneaky Magpie 2 April, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    if jane: I didn’t know that! after a brief research I found out that her maiden name is very Polish and she indeed has got a very Polish face. Funny!

    stuffedmice: you would love the mackerel, just like back home ;)

  4. skirmishofwit 3 April, 2010 at 2:15 am #

    Yum that meal looks delicious! Moxon’s sounds lovely – I shall have to seek out a branch some time. Have a lovely Easter!

  5. Mandy 3 April, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    This looks so divine !!!!!

  6. The Sneaky Magpie 5 April, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    skirmishofwit: hope you are having a great Easter!

    Mandy: thank you ;)

  7. LondonZest 9 April, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    That is some yummy looking mackerel! What a gret easter you must have had! Lovely blog, so glad I stumbled upon it!

  8. The Sneaky Magpie 10 April, 2010 at 12:42 am #

    London Zest: It’s actually salmon on the plate, but the mackerel is truly to die for! the Easter shenanigans left me bit exhausted but it was lots of fun ;)

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