The Feast of the Seven Fishes: An Italian Christmas Eve Tradition That You Must Try!

The Feast of the Seven Fishes Jenkins and Son Fishmongers

When it comes to culinary traditions and celebrations, the Italians have been streets ahead for generations and one festivity that has its origins in southern Italy is the feast of the seven fishes.  This Christmas Eve feast pays homage to the rich marine waters surrounding Italy and the creativity of chefs and family heads hoping […]

Eating Shellfish When There Is An ‘R’ In The Month

Shellfish When There Is An 'R' In The Month

Do you know about the ‘shellfish when there is an ‘R’ in the month’ rule? There’s a long-accepted old wives’ tale that we should only eat shellfish when there’s an ‘R’ in the month. According to the rule, we should only indulge indulge in delicious oysters, clams, and mussels from September through to April and […]

Looking for sustainable seafood? We’ve got you

Sustainable seafood at Jenkins & Son Fishmongers in UK, 2021

We discover which seafood is most sustainable and discuss the most sustainable seafood options in the UK in 2021. Do you want to know which seafood is most sustainable? According to FishForward, overfishing is one of the most significant threats to the health of seas and its inhabitants. Illegal and unregulated fishing accounts for up […]

Fish by any other name

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Cod, haddock, salmon, tuna and prawns… these five make up more than 70% of all seafood sold in Britain. And yes, they are all good old favourites but there are so many other fish, lesser-known but also delicious and much more sustainable. Some have names that are unfamiliar to us so we don’t try them, […]


Exciting news. Fresh local crab is coming into season. Here are some lush but quick and simple recipes to try