Billingsgate is the UK’s largest and most famous inland fish market, offering buyers the opportunity to see the widest selection of fish in the United Kingdom. This London institution is steeped in history and tradition, and its origins can be traced back to 1327 when Edward III granted London’s citizens a charter concerning the market rights of the City of London. Today Billingsgate Market is based in London’s Docklands where, at 5 a.m. every Monday to Saturday, a bell is tolled and London’s “free and open market for all sorts of fish whatsoever” opens for business.
C.J. Jackson, Director of Billingsgate Seafood Training School, provides invaluable advice on selecting fish, sustainability, techniques for fish preparation and over 80 delicious recipes ranging from Fish in Beer Batter to Lemon Sole Gratin.
This unique and exciting book celebrates the fascinating history of the market and explores market life today. The Billingsgate Market Cookbook is essential reading for anyone with a love of cooking and an interest in the history of one of London’s greatest markets.
Recipes include Goan Style Seafood curry, Whiting Armandine, Grilled Halibut with Gemolata Gruyere Crumb, Seared Scallops and Bacon Omelette, Steamed Cockles with Greek Yoghurt and Capers and the Fish Pie Recipe as detailed in full on SpittoonExtra.
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