Are you looking to refresh your menu for August? Beacon supply partner, Direct Seafood share their buyers tips for the month ahead...
July’s soaring temperatures have seen all over the country native Mussels, Cockles and Clams continuing to spawn and Scallops will follow. In season now are great quality Brown Crabs, Lobsters and Langoustines. The variety of summer fish like Plaice and Hake are stunning and Mackerel is just starting to run. The Brexit decision has meant all imports are now costing more due to exchange rate changes and exports are soaring as our native stock is great value to those abroad. Farmed Salmon has seen further increases with no let up in sight, so menu review will need to be considered. Squid issues globally are still influencing UK sourcing.
Hake has returned in volume with big landings from Brixham right round to Fraserburgh . Including some great catches on the south coast in Newhaven and Hastings. Buyers are tipping for August.
Landings are now being seen from the south coast and Cornwall right round to Lerwick, with some areas gaining MSC custody. This is a definite pick from the buying team.
Plaice have now really arrived in all areas and are in tip top quality, this continues as a strong buyers pick for August with some fish weighing in at up to 1.5kg!
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