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Started by Leftie on Oct 9, 2019 2:57:31 PM
Tom Kerridge and his £32.50 fish and chips
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Leftie - 09 Oct 2019 14:57:43 (#1 of 55)

Wasn't Lord Percy savaged by a turbot?

Catspyjamas17 - 09 Oct 2019 14:58:08 (#2 of 55)

It's a turbot-charge.

Catspyjamas17 - 09 Oct 2019 14:59:21 (#3 of 55)

I would buy it as a treat, I love turbot and it is quite expensive to buy even as fresh fish to cook yourself.

Leftie - 09 Oct 2019 15:03:35 (#4 of 55)

For £32.50, it should be the size of Moby Dick.

FrankieTeardrop - 09 Oct 2019 15:05:28 (#5 of 55)

How much should turbot cost, Leftie?

Leftie - 09 Oct 2019 15:06:10 (#6 of 55)

No idea.

browserbutton - 09 Oct 2019 15:09:37 (#7 of 55)

I prefer turbot served with fennel croquettes and a Pernod velouté -- not fried in batter ffs.

FrankieTeardrop - 09 Oct 2019 15:13:21 (#8 of 55)

That sounds nice

FrankieTeardrop - 09 Oct 2019 15:13:56 (#9 of 55)

"No idea."

Why do you think it needs to be justified then?

Leftie - 09 Oct 2019 15:21:41 (#10 of 55)

Not quite what I meant. The Guardian don't see why it should be that dear either.

FrankieTeardrop - 09 Oct 2019 15:24:05 (#11 of 55)

The only opinion that counts is that of paying customers

Leftie - 09 Oct 2019 15:24:31 (#12 of 55)

Yep, plenty of folk might pay it.

toffle - 09 Oct 2019 15:24:41 (#13 of 55)

The article says Turbot but the photograph says Brill, which is a much much cheaper rhomboidal flatfish.

Is it not enough to charge £32.50 for a couple of mouthfuls, without ripping the customer off with what they are actually getting?

Heckler - 09 Oct 2019 15:28:48 (#14 of 55)

Also Tom, sticking your mince in the oven for an hour, may be a taste sensation but I'm fucked if I'm eating my spag bol about nine o'clock.

Reminds me of the Food and Drink wankers who do a dish that costs a fortune, takes three hours and then comment 'I can't understand why anyone can't eat well'.

Leftie - 09 Oct 2019 15:31:51 (#15 of 55)

What was the fad in the 1980s called? Small portions at really high prices?

Catspyjamas17 - 09 Oct 2019 15:43:13 (#16 of 55)

About £40 for a good-sized turbot online I don't know in fishmongers but they are not cheap, nor always available, and you can hardly ever get it in supermarkets.

thePiMan - 09 Oct 2019 15:45:26 (#17 of 55)

What was the fad in the 1980s called? Small portions at really high prices?

I'm guessing you refer to Nouvelle Cuisine

toffle - 09 Oct 2019 15:46:37 (#18 of 55)

About £40 for a good-sized turbot online

That'd be for a little plate-sized one.

A full-sized adult turbot is about a yard across (they've taken to breeding smaller in response to overfishing); if it was a healthy live female it would be worth tens of thousands of pounds.

turbodante - 09 Oct 2019 15:51:22 (#19 of 55)

So it's a baby Turbot being served up! What a Monster.

Catspyjamas17 - 09 Oct 2019 15:55:36 (#20 of 55)

A portion that fits on a 10" dinner plate as in the picture would be fine.

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