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Lobster for £4.90!

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Londoner27 Mar 30, 2008 02:35 AM

Hi,

I don't know if this is already being covered on another board but...did anyone who has ever seen a fish before catch the first episode of the new Apprentice? Nearly died of laughter...monkfish and turbot look the same, apparently...confusion over whether the salmon was a salmon because the fish had its mouth open...lobster being sold at £4.90 and no one raising an eyebrow for hours...
Maybe it says something really sad about how much fresh fish we eat nowadays and how often (or not) young people go to a fishmonger's. Either way - ROFL!

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    Harters RE: Londoner27 Mar 30, 2008 05:14 AM

    I was reading recently that there's a direct correlation in the decline of our eating of fish and the closure of the MacFisheries shops in the early 1980s (or was it 70s).

    That said, I'm fortunate in having a fishmongers within walking distance and a branch of Morrisons not much further. I reckon Morrisons has the widest range of "real fish".

    1. zuriga1 RE: Londoner27 Mar 30, 2008 08:37 AM

      These are the future kingpins of the UK? The lobster ignorance is what really made us laugh. Maybe there should be more of them in a fish tank in UK restaurants...the fish and lobsters, not the apprentices. They had no idea about size of lobsters or much else.

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        Harters RE: zuriga1 Mar 30, 2008 09:09 AM

        Nah, I vote we have the apprentices and Sir Alan in the fish tank.

        Betcha this thread soon finds its way off to Media, though

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        shallots RE: Londoner27 Mar 30, 2008 11:13 AM

        How much is that really for a lobster, is it per pound/kg or ????
        In Canada we've had what were called 'canners' that were about half the size of a normal lobster which is about a pound (the weight, not the money).

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          Blueicus RE: shallots Mar 30, 2008 05:02 PM

          I've seen lobsters sold for up to 12 or 13 dollars a pound (about 6 British pounds) around here.

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            sommrluv RE: Blueicus Mar 31, 2008 12:02 PM

            $10-$12 normally here (philly ruralish suburb), every fathers day weekend the acme has them between $5-$7; and when we go up to our place in Maine, depending upon the weight and hard shell/soft shell and catch that day, we normally spend $3.99.

            Guess what I'M craving now??

            calimari. Gotcha!

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              Blueicus RE: sommrluv Mar 31, 2008 12:46 PM

              Heading out to Nova Scotia next week, the lobsters won't know what ate them. ;)

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          Harters RE: Londoner27 Mar 31, 2008 03:35 PM

          I take it no-one else saw the programme, then?

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