Ways to get food for nothing…
- Go to your local fruit & veg shop at the end of the day and ask them if they’re throwing anything out, if they are ask if you can have it instead.
- You’ll need to sort through it all, but some of it might be fine for soups.
- Rabbits – ask your local farmers if they have any you can have. They’re usually more than happy to give them away.
- Rabbits are good in casseroles; you can cut them into 6 decent pieces, 4 x legs and cut the middle in 2.
- Grow your own veg: http://www.landshare.net/
- Ask if you can swap items with other gardeners or if anyone has a bumper crop, see if they’re giving any away.
- Fish – local fishermen will often give away the fish they can’t sell first thing in the morning by the docks. The only reason they give it away is because it’s not popular. Ask if you can have it – flounder, mackerel, grey mullet.
Gutting a Fish
To gut the fish, just slit the belly, pull out the guts & rinse thoroughly.
Cooking a flat fish on a BBQ or under the grill
• To cook a flat fish on the BBQ or grill, cut off the fish’s tail & fins with a scissors as this will burn quickly when you start cooking otherwise.
• Wrap in foil with a knob of butter & slice of lemon.
• Place it under the grill & cook on both sides for 5 minutes each.
Cooking a fish on a BBQ or under the grill
• With a fish such as mackerel, cover in olive oil & place directly on BBQ or grill.
• Cook on both sides for 5 minutes each.