Fresh fish cannot be beaten – and we are very fortunate to have an amazing fishmonger two blocks from our office. Being winter, I can confidently shop for fish and keep it in the cooler bag I got from Marks & Spencer. My choice for the day was gurnards, and for a first time try, the fish was awesome. I should mention it was also very cheap – two lovely fillets for R15. For dinner I made Gurnards With Scallops. Gurnards are a locally caught fish. I try and eat as sustainably as possible. This means buying fish which is locally caught and appears on the green list. I also like to support local fishmongers. The Gurnards with Scallops dish was a bit of a compromise as scallops are not locally fished. But I could not resist buying them to make this meal a little bit more fancy. We but scallops when we are overseas and they are not so much of a special treat then. But in South Africa they certainly are.
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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. We visit new places locally and overseas as often as we can to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures! View all posts by Tandy