Unsung Heroes Of The Sea

January 22, 2016

Tyler Torrance, the Head Chef at the Seafood & Grill at the Brudenell has got fishy unsung heroes on his mind. Some people call them ugly fish but he thinks they’re delicious and, just as importantly,  it allows him to make the most of what the sea offers us, rather than throwing it back in.  So he’s been creating dishes in which so-called ugly fish end up looking and tasting  just beautiful. Right now this is on the menu and, even better, you can eat it in our beachside restaurant, looking out to the very seas where the fish came from. 

Salmon mousse, cucumber relish, croutons

Cod cakes, new potatoes, poached egg, parsley sauce

Dark chocolate tart, praline, chantilly cream

2 courses £15

3 courses £20

Add a glass of house wine for £3.75

There are some other often unsung heroes – Tyler is a big fan of local  fishermen and, in his own words…  “ We source our seafood locally and quite simply I feel obsessed with finding and developing partnerships with local producers, who I find a have a passion that is unparalleled in the modern world today. I source from Pinney’s of Orford; Simpers of Suffolk, who raise mussels in the river Deben, and our local fisherman Dean Fryer, who lands shellfish right here on Aldeburgh’s beach, as well as from the Lowestoft fishermen who are reinvigorating their fishing heritage. And I buy not just for the restaurant, but also for home cooking where I regularly make a Mussel Madras Curry with tamarind and onion seed puris, a favourite with the family; messy but so, so good.”

Tyler would love it if this has inspired you to buy local fish – even if only sometimes. But the bottom line is that, if you eat at the Seafood & Grill at the Brudenell in Aldeburgh, you can always do so knowing it’s going to taste great and that you’re doing your bit to make the most of what comes out of the sea close by, whilst supporting our  local fishermen at the same time. 

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