Topic: Cod v Haddock

Haddock is no longer classed as a sustainable catch.  I'm gutted.   What the feck am I supposed to order from the chippy now?

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Saveloy. Cushty!

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Cod's all substance and no flavour. Like Coldplay, it's popular, bland has a big following but ultimately shit.

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And Kasabian can fuck off too, the shit rock salmon cunts.

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Chippy in Alnwick a few years back. Wild Alaskan Pollock. Bloody wonderful

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Grew up a strictly Cod man, never really had Haddock till I landed in Leeds. Since then, I've grown accustomed to your plaice.

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Haddock.  Cod seems watery to me. 

I think they should pay fisherdudes to land Coley.  Its cheap and tasty.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Harvest wrote:

And Kasabian can fuck off too, the shit rock salmon cunts.

Fuggin guppies more like. Dirge.

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Harvest wrote:

And Kasabian can fuck off too, the shit rock salmon cunts.

big_smile

I'm with reg - Coley is a nice bit of fish

Pollock too

None of that saveloy shite though

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Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:
Harvest wrote:

And Kasabian can fuck off too, the shit rock salmon cunts.

big_smile

I'm with reg - Coley is a nice bit of fish

Pollock too

None of that saveloy shite though

Something wrong about saveloy.  Doesn't really look like food, the colour is too vibrant.

All fish 'n' nerks I ever had in London stank like fuck.  Rock Salmon, Hake, Huss ,whatever they called it.  Foul.

......and fucking chips for breakfast?  Ketchup with bacon??  What?  Barbarians.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Reggie Perrin wrote:
Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:
Harvest wrote:

And Kasabian can fuck off too, the shit rock salmon cunts.

big_smile

I'm with reg - Coley is a nice bit of fish

Pollock too

None of that saveloy shite though

Something wrong about saveloy.  Doesn't really look like food, the colour is too vibrant.

All fish 'n' nerks I ever had in London stank like fuck.  Rock Salmon, Hake, Huss ,whatever they called it.  Foul.

......and fucking chips for breakfast?  Ketchup with bacon??  What?  Barbarians.

Rock salmon. Fuck that -
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_salmon

I don't mind ketchup on bacon, to be honest.

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CharlieG wrote:
Reggie Perrin wrote:
Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:

big_smile

I'm with reg - Coley is a nice bit of fish

Pollock too

None of that saveloy shite though

Something wrong about saveloy.  Doesn't really look like food, the colour is too vibrant.

All fish 'n' nerks I ever had in London stank like fuck.  Rock Salmon, Hake, Huss ,whatever they called it.  Foul.

......and fucking chips for breakfast?  Ketchup with bacon??  What?  Barbarians.

Rock salmon. Fuck that -
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_salmon

I don't mind ketchup on bacon, to be honest.

Bony as f*ck - don't go near it

I had it unwittingly when I first came down here - shite

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CharlieG wrote:
Reggie Perrin wrote:
Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:

big_smile

I'm with reg - Coley is a nice bit of fish

Pollock too

None of that saveloy shite though

Something wrong about saveloy.  Doesn't really look like food, the colour is too vibrant.

All fish 'n' nerks I ever had in London stank like fuck.  Rock Salmon, Hake, Huss ,whatever they called it.  Foul.

......and fucking chips for breakfast?  Ketchup with bacon??  What?  Barbarians.

Rock salmon. Fuck that -
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_salmon

I don't mind ketchup on bacon, to be honest.

Nah, I can have fried tinned tomatoes, them's nice but ketchup?  Eurch!!  With fish (only selected fish as we have established, no rank ones) 'n' nerks fine, in fact the sweetness goes very well with chips but not with bacon, not acidic enough for me. 

I urge all and sundry to try bacon with piccalilli, great stuff.  Not that fake "sweet" piccalilli, that's just wrong and for small girls.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Piccalilli? Vomit in a jar, innit.

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CharlieG wrote:

Piccalilli? Vomit in a jar, innit.

Yep.
File with Branston!

Puke in a jar!

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Hold on, there! Dissing the Branston is sacrilege! Nothing beats it with a good hunk of fresh bread, mature cheddar and a crispy apple.

Pollock (like flounder) is commonly used stateside in mass-produced frozen fish packages. Defo a second-tier option in my book. Haddock gets my vote. Can't imagine it vanishing from our plates.

The salmon post reminds me of the immortal exchange in The Commitments, as their ex-fish van/band bus pulls up and an old geezer asks "Do you have any rock salmon?" to which Jimmy replies, "No, but we've got plenty of soul".

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YMAT's referral to Hull as "Codhead Land" on another thread made me chuckle, because you won't find a fish shop in this city selling cod. I was with a writer up from London on Saturday and he expressed the desire for some fish and chips so I took him to my local, Cave Street Fisheries. He asked for cod and chips and was met with a blank stare.

"A cone of chips? They come in bags."

"No, cod, as in the fish"

"We don't sell cod in here mate. Haddock only."

The London writer was surprised. I was reminded.

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Rudi wrote:

YMAT's referral to Hull as "Codhead Land" on another thread made me chuckle, because you won't find a fish shop in this city selling cod. I was with a writer up from London on Saturday and he expressed the desire for some fish and chips so I took him to my local, Cave Street Fisheries. He asked for cod and chips and was met with a blank stare.

"A cone of chips? They come in bags."

"No, cod, as in the fish"

"We don't sell cod in here mate. Haddock only."

The London writer was surprised. I was reminded.

Talking of bags of chips, some places give you enough to feed a rugby team and some are stingy as fuck.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Has anyone else noted that chips have gone downhill quality-wise recently?  According to our local there's a big potato shortage and you have to pay top dollar for decent shipping spuds.  A lot of shops are serving substandard pots, or using the wrong type to keep their profit margins.

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space wrote:

Has anyone else noted that chips have gone downhill quality-wise recently?  According to our local there's a big potato shortage and you have to pay top dollar for decent shipping spuds.  A lot of shops are serving substandard pots, or using the wrong type to keep their profit margins.

You used to get small fish quite cheap.  I really think that since haddock is seemingly a dodgy choice ethically now that there is an opportunity for a brave chippy to knock out Coley for fuck all.  Imagine fish n nerks for £3,00 not £6.00?

Definite profit in it and you can even sell it on the back of it being sustainable, which it is.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Rudi wrote:

YMAT's referral to Hull as "Codhead Land" on another thread made me chuckle, because you won't find a fish shop in this city selling cod. I was with a writer up from London on Saturday and he expressed the desire for some fish and chips so I took him to my local, Cave Street Fisheries. He asked for cod and chips and was met with a blank stare.

"A cone of chips? They come in bags."

"No, cod, as in the fish"

"We don't sell cod in here mate. Haddock only."

The London writer was surprised. I was reminded.

Haddock just tastes miles better. Hull is the only place I have ever seen that 'chip spice' for use in chippies. Grew quite fond of that.

Asking for fish and chips can seem a bit confusing in Scotland with all that talk of "suppers" and what have you.

I've said this before on here but I still maintain that the best way to ask for fish and chips is to sing to the tune of snooker loopy - "Fish and chips and mushy peas, a bottle of pop and a breadcake please".

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Reggie Perrin wrote:
space wrote:

Has anyone else noted that chips have gone downhill quality-wise recently?  According to our local there's a big potato shortage and you have to pay top dollar for decent shipping spuds.  A lot of shops are serving substandard pots, or using the wrong type to keep their profit margins.

You used to get small fish quite cheap.  I really think that since haddock is seemingly a dodgy choice ethically now that there is an opportunity for a brave chippy to knock out Coley for fuck all.  Imagine fish n nerks for £3,00 not £6.00?

Definite profit in it and you can even sell it on the back of it being sustainable, which it is.


Coley tastes too smoky for my palette.  Pollock is where it's at.  I don't see why chippies don't offer it as an alternative.

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Rudi wrote:

YMAT's referral to Hull as "Codhead Land" on another thread made me chuckle, because you won't find a fish shop in this city selling cod. I was with a writer up from London on Saturday and he expressed the desire for some fish and chips so I took him to my local, Cave Street Fisheries. He asked for cod and chips and was met with a blank stare.

Cave Street Fisheries is a belter, always seemed to be busy. Some of the best fish and chips I've ever had. I used to be a regular when my daughter lived nearby.

They do a "fish special" - fish, chips and peas, gravy or curry sauce for £3.50 or so. (One for you Reggie.) The fish they use for the special is hake, which is lovely, and is very popular in Spain. However, I seemed to be the only person who ever ordered it, despite it being a lot cheaper than the haddock.

In addition to chip spice, another popular local delicacy is the patty, which appears to be a deep fried mixture of mashed potatoes and fish.

A word of warning - the default appears to be for the fish to be fried with the skin on. If you want the skin off, you need to tell them beforehand.

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space wrote:
Reggie Perrin wrote:
space wrote:

Has anyone else noted that chips have gone downhill quality-wise recently?  According to our local there's a big potato shortage and you have to pay top dollar for decent shipping spuds.  A lot of shops are serving substandard pots, or using the wrong type to keep their profit margins.

You used to get small fish quite cheap.  I really think that since haddock is seemingly a dodgy choice ethically now that there is an opportunity for a brave chippy to knock out Coley for fuck all.  Imagine fish n nerks for £3,00 not £6.00?

Definite profit in it and you can even sell it on the back of it being sustainable, which it is.


Coley tastes too smoky for my palette.  Pollock is where it's at.  I don't see why chippies don't offer it as an alternative.

Yep that would do it.  As long as they don't use Vietnamese River Cobbler ,that can fuck off back into the toilet.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Tolley wrote:
Rudi wrote:

YMAT's referral to Hull as "Codhead Land" on another thread made me chuckle, because you won't find a fish shop in this city selling cod. I was with a writer up from London on Saturday and he expressed the desire for some fish and chips so I took him to my local, Cave Street Fisheries. He asked for cod and chips and was met with a blank stare.

Cave Street Fisheries is a belter, always seemed to be busy. Some of the best fish and chips I've ever had. I used to be a regular when my daughter lived nearby.

They do a "fish special" - fish, chips and peas, gravy or curry sauce for £3.50 or so. (One for you Reggie.) The fish they use for the special is hake, which is lovely, and is very popular in Spain. However, I seemed to be the only person who ever ordered it, despite it being a lot cheaper than the haddock.

In addition to chip spice, another popular local delicacy is the patty, which appears to be a deep fried mixture of mashed potatoes and fish.

A word of warning - the default appears to be for the fish to be fried with the skin on. If you want the skin off, you need to tell them beforehand.

Hake is rank though unfortunately, or at lease it always has been when I've eaten it.  A bit soft so maybe I've never had it that fresh.  Supermarkets are full of hake and Pollock.  If it is "white fish" then it's usually one of the two. 

I know you all think I'm a cheap cunt but when I buy fnerks I have to buy I for 5 not just me.  Makes a difference. 

If we are to have more control over our fishing waters then we need to have these discussions about what cheap food we have in the sea and stop fishing the fuck out of haddock and cod.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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