Dorset Fish: from fisherman to fridge

Fun fact: sometimes there’s only a matter of hours between a product leaving our supplier and it being delivered to your door. We strive to deliver your groceries as fresh as possible so you can enjoy them at their very best.

Read on to discover how we help Dorset Fish get their products from the sea to your fridge at lightning speed.

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Don’t flounder with the wine: what to drink with seafood

Decided which recipe from yesterday’s post to try, yet? We can’t wait to make the Thai fish curry, ourselves.

Luckily for us, guest blogger Zeren Wilson is on hand to help us pair different fish dishes with the right wine. Read on to discover her brilliant tips, plus four wines to go with yesterday’s recipes as suggested by Julian Twaites (our very own wine buyer).

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From Sicily to India in two dishes on Daily Brunch with Ocado

Bored of grey skies and damp mornings? Today’s recipes bring you sunshine – first from Sicily and then from India – in the form of two delicious dishes.

*Skips off a la Morcambe and Wise*

Pan-Fried Bream and Caponata

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This fish dish is a really quick and nutritious midweek supper. It’s the perfect way to get a taste of the Mediterranean in the middle of winter. Simon serves the bream with caponata, a Sicilian vegetable stew made with aubergines. Caponata is often served with fish, seafood or lamb, but can also be eaten as an antipasto with bread.

  • Serves 4
  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 20 mins

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Get out and celebrate a Swedish Midsummer

Midsummer in Sweden is so much fun for friends and foodies – and now you can take part in the UK too. I’m a Swede living in London, so I’d like to tell you why you should join in and how.

The Midsummer festivities always fall on a Friday, although thousands will be celebrating tomorrow instead. We gather around 1 o’clock – usually with the same bunch of friends every year (tradition is very important) – and kick things off with a long lunch.

The meal is actually pretty similar to Christmas. Think lots of herring, salmon and potatoes. The difference is that, this time of year, you’re sitting down with your buddies rather than your family. The food is always delicious, and everyone contributes something.

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A Midsummer buffet

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A cake with fresh strawberries

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Julia’s Swedish Crayfish Party

Scandi fans and seafood lovers – you should really get on board with my favourite foodie tradition.

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Growing up in Sweden, a highlight of summer was the traditional crayfish party called kräftskiva. These are held in Nordic countries every year, from early August to mid September.

The parties started in celebration of the crayfish harvest which, for much of the 20th Century, was limited by law to late summer. Eating and drinking is, naturally, the main focus of the parties – as you can tell from the snaps of this year’s fun.

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Aside from the ugly red critters (usually served simply boiled and dressed with dill – delicious) there’s a strong Västerbotten cheesecrisp bread, herring, potatoes and salmon. And to drink we have snaps, which is a spicy vodka you drink in shots. Every time you drink you sing special snaps songs – these are taken very seriously!

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It is customary to wear bibs (very important as the meal and the drinking progresses!) and funny paper hats. We also hang special paper lanterns called Man in the Moon.

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Basically, it’s a wonderful excuse to get together and share lots of fantastic produce. If you feel inspired to host one yourself, you’ll find Västerbotten cheese, herring and a big selection of salmon in our Swedish Shop.

Hope I’ve converted you – have fun!

Julia, Creative

Thanks to London Swedes for the snaps