Seafood Cornwall launches its 2006 campaign with local mums
Seafood Cornwall recently launched its 2006 buy local quality
fish campaign with a local mums cooking group in Hayle. The
group, organised by Cornwall Neighbourhoods for change (CN4C),
allowed the group of 8 local mothers to find out first hand
how quick and easy fish is to prepare and cook.
This year Seafood Cornwall will be promoting Pollack, Mackerel
and Monkfish so the chefs for the day were given day fresh
top-quality Pollack from Newlyn boat "Little Pearl"
FY23 to cook with. Following an excellent demonstration all
of the mums quickly got to grips with filleting and skinning
the fish before discovering the versatility of fish by experimenting
with baking it, microwaving it and even using it in a fish
Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) course tutor, Emma
Wooderson said: "It was great to be able to demonstrate
to our learners the use of fish. I was surprised at how little
fish is used in people's daily diet. The group stated
how much they enjoyed the session and they were impressed
at how easy and quick it is to cook fish and had learnt more
about what local produce is available thanks to Seafood Cornwall
who supplied us with the fresh Pollack."
"Fish and Seafood are often overlooked as a quick,
healthy and cost-effective meal solution so what was great
about this group is that it demonstrated how easy cooking
with local fish can be," said Nathan de Rozarieux,
Project Director of Seafood Cornwall. Mr de Rozarieux explained
that in France, and particularly in Brittany, Pollack (or
Lieu Jaune as it is known) is a highly valued species being
rated higher than the traditional UK favourites of Cod, Haddock
Cornish boats land more Pollack than any other vessels in
the UK and as a result local people can access the freshest,
highest quality in the country. Better news still is that
Pollack stocks are good and as a result many of Cornwall's
leading chefs are putting Pollack on the menu this summer.
Despite its growing popularity Pollack remains a relatively
cheap substitute for Cod in almost any dish.
As in 2005 Seafood Cornwall will again be serving-up tasters
at a number of shows and events throughout the summer starting
at the Royal Cornwall Show on 9-11 June. Further information
on all three species can be found on the Seafood Cornwall
website at www.seafoodcornwall.org.uk.
For further information please contact Nathan de Rozarieux
of Seafood Cornwall on 01736 874304 or email
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Seafood Cornwall through the
Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG) fund and
Neighbourhood Pathways, employment programmes delivered by
CN4C and run in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, through the
European Social Fund (ESF).
CN4C is a community-based regeneration company working with
some of the most deprived communities in Cornwall, and building
bridges into the wider community. For further information
or call our free-phone 0800 328 4065.
Seafood Cornwall, an Objective One Fisheries Programme grant
funded project, offers advice to industry on fish quality
issues and is working to improve marketing and promotion of
fish and seafood. Seafood Cornwall is based at the Cornwall
Fisheries Resource Centre, 78b The Strand, Newlyn, contact
Nathan de Rozarieux, 01736 874304. For more information about
the project visit www.seafoodcornwall.org.uk.
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