Sourcing Sustainable Seafood: A Chef’s Guide
Direct Seafoods
by Hayley Oakes
2w ago
With increasing awareness of environmental issues, it’s more important than ever to prioritise sustainability when choosing fish and seafood for menus. In this blog post, we’ll explore some tips and tricks to help chefs make informed decisions when sourcing more sustainable fish and seafood, ensuring that every dish we create supports the health of our oceans.    Understand Sustainable Seafood Labels    Familiarise yourself with various sustainable seafood labels and certifications, such as MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council ..read more
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Daily Fish Supplies / Direct Seafoods London
Direct Seafoods
by emc-support
2w ago
Find Us Unit 10-14 Cedar Way Industrial Estate Camley Street London N1C 4PD 0207 383 3771 / 0207 358 1617 sales@dailyfishsupplies.co.uk Visit Website Daily Fish Supplies have been on the fish scene for many years! We have a wealth of experience which we are keen to share with our customers. We buy each day from coastal markets along with a daily trip to Billingsgate. Peterhead gives us Monkfish, Coley, Turbot, Lemon Sole, Plaice, Pollock and Hake. We buy Crab from Norfolk, and Brixham offers us Monkfish, Lemon Sole, Hake and Clams. We serve chefs each day in central and outer London. Find ..read more
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Q&A with our seafood buyers
Direct Seafoods
by Hayley Oakes
1M ago
In this blog, we’re deep diving into the intricacies of sourcing seafood from suppliers. Join us as we uncover the standards and accreditations we seek in new suppliers and how we negotiate pricing, as well as several other sourcing factors that drive this dynamic sector and shaping the way we enjoy the treasures of the sea.    What criteria do you use to evaluate and select new suppliers for the business?   Alan Robinson  ◇ Their ability to supply.  ◇ Price, but that isn’t as important as other factors.  ◇ Consistency of supply and product.  ◇ Accr ..read more
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May Bank Holidays
Direct Seafoods
by Hayley Oakes
2M ago
Two bank holidays in May, what a treat!  Here are some of the adjustments to our delivery schedule to help you plan ahead.   Contact your local depot to get your orders in time for bank holiday.  The post May Bank Holidays appeared first on Direct Seafoods ..read more
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Nourishing Your Body: A Guide to Essential Nutrients 
Direct Seafoods
by Hayley Oakes
3M ago
Within the expansive domain of nutrition, the notion of a balanced diet extends beyond mere calorie consumption; it encompasses the provision of nutrients that help our bodies to function normally.   Among these nutrients are various vitamins and minerals, each fulfilling different roles and helping support our health and wellbeing. Vitamins and minerals are deemed essential, as our bodies cannot produce enough of them, therefore, we must get them from our diet. The exception to this is Vitamin D, which we will explore later.  A collection of vitamins and minerals can be found i ..read more
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The Juice Fresh Trends Report 2024
Direct Seafoods
by jodie
3M ago
The Juice Fresh Trends Report 2024 The Juice Fresh Trends Report 2024 combines the insight of experienced greengrocers, butchers, and our experts from Direct Seafoods, with support from our industry partners, to showcase how the sector can meet consumers’ dining expectations over the coming year. The report has been created to support chefs and operators, featuring insights into the best sellers and rising stars within the fresh ingredients world, recipe inspiration, and our 4 key menu trends for 2024. The top 4 trends identified are: Authenticity Diverse global cuisines are on the rise with ..read more
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Happy Easter Holidays From Direct Seafoods
Direct Seafoods
by Hayley Oakes
3M ago
Happy Easter The good news is the Easter weekend is an extra-long weekend!  However, we do have to make changes to our opening times to reflect the upcoming bank holidays.  Ensure you order your fish and seafood in time to delight your guests this Easter by ordering online or via our Fresh Food Hub app: https://www.directseafoods.co.uk/about/online-ordering/   Please speak to your account manager to discuss your requirements Click here for further contact details The post Happy Easter Holidays From Direct Seafoods appeared first on Direct Seafoods ..read more
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Tips for The Perfect Fresh Fish Pairings
Direct Seafoods
by Hayley Oakes
5M ago
We believe the key to creating memorable dishes not only lies in the quality and freshness of the ingredients, but also the components in which you pair them. In this article, we explore the art of fresh food pairings, unlocking the potential of delectable combinations that will raise your culinary creations and consumer satisfaction to another level.  Top Tips for Successful Pairings:  1.Consider Texture   Pair seafood with ingredients that offer complementary textures, such as the crunch of fresh vegetables with tender fish. The contrast in textures creates a dynamic and ..read more
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Pros and cons when choosing farmed or wild salmon
Direct Seafoods
by Hayley Oakes
5M ago
Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. Working with the Marine Stewardship Council instills our customers with the confidence that they are purchasing responsibly sourced fish and seafood.  Our fantastic Director of Sales, Natalie Hudd, talks about the differences between farmed and wild salmon, and the pros and cons of each species.     The post Pros and cons when choosing farmed or wild salmon appeared first on Direct Seafoods ..read more
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What is glaze on frozen fish? Q&A with Michael Hansen.
Direct Seafoods
by Hayley Oakes
6M ago
Are you paying for frozen water or fish? Do you know how much your fish glaze is actually costing you? We caught up with Michael Hansen, our Head of Purchasing for Frozen Seafood, for his expertise on glaze and how it affects our seafood.  What is the glaze on frozen fish?  Glaze is frozen water, creating an icy protective layer surrounding the seafood.  Why is it necessary and what happens if we don’t use glaze?  We use glaze to protect the seafood and avoid damage to the appearance and texture of the product.  If it didn’t have glaze, the flesh would be exposed and ..read more
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