When I was invited to The Saucy Fish Co.’s brunch I couldn’t wait to hit reply – fish and brunch are two of my favourite things, and I knew how amazing the dishes would be that their development chef’s created. During 2018, I’ve been trying to reduce my meat intake, which has, in turn, meant that I’ve been eating a lot more fish, but apart from that, it’s always been one of my favourite food groups.
I decided to split this blog into two – the first part is all about my time at the brunch that The Saucy Fish Co put on for us and the second part will be a brunch that I created myself with one product from their frozen range.
A few food bloggers based around the country were asked to the meal at the very elusive Swan Street Townhouse, so much so that I must have walked past it about five times before I realised I was in the right place. The venue itself is used as a stag and hen do destination or anything that involves a lot of people who need a lot of bedrooms.
Fish is a great sauce of protein, which is something I struggle to get into my diet as I don’t really eat meat, especially at home, so I was interested to see how the Saucy Fish chefs would get different types of fish into classic and modern brunch dishes.
When I arrived, I was met by Charlotte who showed me around the five-storey property, equipped with a jacuzzi, private kitchen and enough bedrooms for a very good party and we ended on the roof terrace (which was stunning!) with a bucks fizz to take in the view of Manchester. I knew a couple of the bloggers there, and it was lovely to catch up with them and meet the new ones.
After a couple of glasses of fizz (and a cheeky pre-brunch cupcake), we were taken down to the kitchen and introduced to the chefs. The menu was laid out and we were taught about the products that Saucy Fish do and about the dishes that we were going to be trying: I am a huge fan of fish at brunch, whether its smoked salmon, mackerel or crab (does that count?!) and I couldn’t wait to try some of their products.
The first course was ‘The Perfect Breakfast Wrap’ which used The Saucy Fish Co.’s Ready-To-Eat Steamed Salmon with Lime and Coriander Dressing, and was such a colourful dish. The wrap I had was a spinach one and was lovely itself and the fish was cooked to perfection.
The second course we had was a saucy twist on a classic eggs royale and was the one I was most looking forward to from all of the dishes. They used the cook from frozen Herb Crusted Salmon with a Lemon Butter Sauce, which was just delicious. The egg was poached beautifully and the salmon was amazing with the sauce – definitely one I want to buy for myself.
The third course was the blogger classic, crushed avocado on toast using The Saucy Fish Co.’s Salmon with Chilli, Lime and Ginger Dressing which is available as a fresh and frozen product and is the one I chose to create my own dish at home as it was so yummy.
The fourth and final dish was smoked haddock kedgeree which was the one I was most intrigued about having never had it before. It used The Saucy Fish Co.’s Smoked Haddock with a Cheddar and Chive Sauce and was such a delicious brunch item, especially with the Parmesan crisp to go with it.
All of the courses were amazing and so different from each other and it was great to learn about the versatility of fish and the range of products that Saucy Fish Co has available in fresh and frozen. I know some people aren’t the biggest fans of having fish for brunch, but I hope this blog has encouraged you to think outside the box with what you can have for the best meal of the whole week.
Are you a fan of fish for brunch?