On 30 Mar 2013 at 9:43am Sceptic wrote:
Where can you buy decent Kippers. I have tried Tescos, Morrisons, Waitrose and Sainsburys. The worst so far was Sainsburys which tasted rather medical. I am wondering if they used an old operating theatre wooden door to smoke them with. Give them their due they did apologise and gave me a £3 voucher as a goodwill gesture. The best so far has been from the wet fish shop on the Newhaven industrial estate. A good alternative and preferred by my wife as they don't stink the kitchen out are the boil in the bag type. I am sure as a lad they were plump oily and oak smoked. By the way I have not tried Riverside yet.
On 30 Mar 2013 at 11:36am Serendipity wrote:
Terrys at Riverside is always the best for sea food; fresh, local and the least expensive. Try there first and help support our local independent businesses. It is a case of use them or lose them.
On 30 Mar 2013 at 12:42pm Tim Wilkins real name wrote:
Totally agree with serendipity, absolutely no contest from the supermarkets.
On 30 Mar 2013 at 1:35pm Kipper. False Name wrote:
I will have to try Terry's for my 6 monthly cravings for fresh fish. My uncle was a fisherman on the Isle of Man and he used to send us a box of Smoked Kippers every six months. I haven't tasted the like again. I wouldn't recommend supermarkets for fresh vegetables let alone fresh fish. You never know what you might get, reconstituted Slurry of some description is my guess.
On 30 Mar 2013 at 2:34pm Sussex Jim wrote:
We visited the IOM and brought back as many kippers as we could carry. They are the best. I would recommend a visit to the island generally: in some ways it is 50 years behind, for example you get a CUP of tea in a cafe, not a cardboard disposable receptacle with a tea bag . the only downside is the weather- even in summer it can be "challenging".
On 30 Mar 2013 at 3:09pm Harry Mount wrote:
I thought the Waitrose Craster kippers (proper ones with the heads on, not the boil in the bag jobbies obviously) were pretty good. The best ones I tasted were from Whitby, from little smokery called Fortunes...the Craster ones weren't quite on a par this those but still nice. Kipper reminiscences...strewth, I must be getting old!
On 30 Mar 2013 at 3:20pm sceptic wrote:
Thanks for all your advice and I shall certainly try riverside. Hi! False name and Sussex Jim you certainly made my mouth water.I looked up Isle of Man kippers by post and what a mouth watering display of sea food came up. All I need to do now is get the lottery up and I can indulge, in the meantime Bon Appetite.
On 30 Mar 2013 at 6:50pm Mrs Twine wrote:
A quick note from my comfortable cell in the secure unit: don't forget that a good way to cook a kipper without too much smell is to put it in a jug and cover it with boiling water. It will be plump and tasty.
On 30 Mar 2013 at 9:18pm Xplorer1 wrote:
Terry's mostly sells kippers from Spring's near Henfield. Good but a very mild cure. Like Harry Mount, I generally buy Craster kippers from Waitrose, for their fuller flavour.
On 31 Mar 2013 at 8:09am Sceptic wrote:
Hi Mrs twine, Do they let you cook kippers in the secure unit. Just a quick question, how long do you leave the kippers in boiling water.
On 31 Mar 2013 at 8:29am Mrs Twine wrote:
Around five minutes would be right, I think. You are correct, they won't let me have kippers here. It is porridge. And no yogurt or crochet hooks.
On 31 Mar 2013 at 8:47am Me, Myself and wrote:
@Xplorer1, on my last trip to Terry's he was selling Manx Kippers IE IOM kippers as well