And it just so happens that we have one of the UK's biggest fishing ports on our doorstep. Well fancy that! What good planning for a foodie family. Our favourite restaurants? Well it's hard to choose because we're so spoilt for choice. Louis loves Rockfish with its very cool interior and view over the trawler basin. For me, the much smaller Simply Fish on the harbour just has the edge in terms of value and quality of food. It also has a great view but I haven't done it justice here!
We went to Simply Fish for lunch on Easter Sunday. The biggest crabs in the world that were about the size of Shrek's head were on offer. Red Mel and Louis couldn't resist those. I settled for gurnard. After all I had fish and chips on my mind. The crabs came partially dressed. A little bit of the hard work of dissecting them had been done in advance but there was still a bit of fun to be had with those crackers.
Now Rockfish makes a mean crab roll. The last time Louis had one it hardly touched the sides on the way down! I concocted our own version at home by mixing the crabmeat served in a soft white bun with a pink cocktail sauce made from mayo, ketchup and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Leftover chips are like gold dust in our house. They can be even better the second time around if shallow fried in a little bit of oil. They were a fitting accompaniment to our homemade fishy feast. No doggy ate our leftovers. They were used to provide a couple of rather wonderful lunches....for humans!