Fresh Whole Sea Bass Half Price @ Morrisons
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Fresh Whole Sea Bass Half Price @ Morrisons

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Found 14th Mar 2010Made hot 14th Mar 2010
Just seen them putting this banner up outside my local store. Looks to be another fantastic deal from Morrisons.

£1.50 for each fish (not per kg)

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does this start Monday then?

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crissy_uk;8103140

does this start Monday then?



yes:thumbsup:

So is that £1.50 for a whole sea bass?

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axxxr;8103329

So is that £1.50 for a whole sea bass?



yes - £1.50 for the whole fish!

anyone know if they will fillet it for you, not a regular at Morrisons so don't know?

Bargain if true!

I bet their 20cm long

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Civic EG6;8103688

I bet their 20cm long



This ^^^^^^ Supermarket sea bass are tiny tiddlers compared to what you should be getting.

Yummy Sea Bass for dinner tomorrow :thumbsup:

Bal;8103596

anyone know if they will fillet it for you, not a regular at Morrisons so … anyone know if they will fillet it for you, not a regular at Morrisons so don't know?



Would be interested to hear the answer to this as well :thumbsup:

Bal;8103596

anyone know if they will fillet it for you, not a regular at Morrisons so … anyone know if they will fillet it for you, not a regular at Morrisons so don't know?



of course, fishmonger in each store

axxxr;8103329

So is that £1.50 for a whole sea bass?



they had sea bass or sea bream on offer a few months ago before xmas for about £1.00 and they wouldn't fillet it for me.; they said due to the special offer price. I was a bit miffed to be honest as they wasn't even busy, just me at the counter.

What i did learn is what a PIG of a job it is trying to do it yourself, i made a right mess of the thing!!!

Very tasty though but boy if you can get it fillet it, do it.

mowog;8103873

of course, fishmonger in each store



See my post....I tried last time with no luck. May be just a store jobsworth though.

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markoUK;8103908

See my post....I tried last time with no luck. May be just a store … See my post....I tried last time with no luck. May be just a store jobsworth though.



They do fillet them for you - if they refuse get a manager - its their job after all:thumbsup:

Sea bass is nice roasted whole - meaning you just need to get rid of the guts and scale it. Still a hassle - I'd rather have fishmonger do it! - but less scope to make a dogs dinner of things than when filleting.

Hot. And as you can see, I shall be filleting these myself. :-)

Here's what sea bass can grow to:
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/741/big20sea20bass2.jpg

... and here's what you'll probably get for £1.50
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/6052/seabass600.gif

I doubt anyone is expecting a monster from the blue lagoon for £1.50

Lovely.

andisitadeal;8103942

Sea bass is nice roasted whole - meaning you just need to get rid of the … Sea bass is nice roasted whole - meaning you just need to get rid of the guts and scale it. Still a hassle - I'd rather have fishmonger do it! - but less scope to make a dogs dinner of things than when filleting.



Sea bass is probably one of the easiest whole fish to prepare. I find that fishmongers never descale them properly and normally have to add some finishing touches myself.

gutted no Morrisons near me as love sea bass and would have grabbed a good amount at that price

Civic EG6;8103688

I bet their 20cm long



You bet their 20cm long what? Unless you mean they're 20cm long?

Good price. Heat added

Morrisons will fillet them for you but there limited to two per customer !!!!

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carper1976;8105050

Morrisons will fillet them for you but there limited to two per customer … Morrisons will fillet them for you but there limited to two per customer !!!!



pretty sure its 3 per customer. But you just go twice if you want more - I dont think they ever care a sale is a sale to them.

Morrisons have the best fish counter of all the supermarkets in my area.

Very hot deal!!!

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great price will need to get some

markoUK;8103889

they had sea bass or sea bream on offer a few months ago before xmas for … they had sea bass or sea bream on offer a few months ago before xmas for about £1.00 and they wouldn't fillet it for me.; they said due to the special offer price. I was a bit miffed to be honest as they wasn't even busy, just me at the counter.What i did learn is what a PIG of a job it is trying to do it yourself, i made a right mess of the thing!!!Very tasty though but boy if you can get it fillet it, do it.



Is it so hard to fillet? I don't think so...I've done it before. I didn't get perfectly shaped fillets, but managed to get most of the meat off the bone.

You do need a sharp knife.

If you don't mind it frozen - and why would you - Aldi usually have it for about £4 a KILO!! Seems to change in price quite frequently...

This deal really isn't that great...

Great deal, will be getting some. Think they will be farmed ones from Greece.

paolo;8105904

If you don't mind it frozen - and why would you - Aldi usually have it … If you don't mind it frozen - and why would you - Aldi usually have it for about £4 a KILO!! Seems to change in price quite frequently...This deal really isn't that great...



HUGE difference between the quality of fresh and frozen fish/meat in terms of quality. The freezing process damages the tissue and changes the texture.

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konkywonky;8106055

HUGE difference between the quality of fresh and frozen fish/meat in … HUGE difference between the quality of fresh and frozen fish/meat in terms of quality. The freezing process damages the tissue and changes the texture.



Isn't fish frozen on the ships anyway?

Has anyone determined exactly how big they are?

master_chief;8106138

Isn't fish frozen on the ships anyway?



Morrisons say they never freeze fish on their fishmonger counter.

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col996s;8106143

Has anyone determined exactly how big they are?



They're about 8 inches long. Ridiculously small.

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LoveHearts;8106154

Morrisons say they never freeze fish on their fishmonger counter.



Yeah but they're caught out at sea days from shore and stored in containers filled with ice? Unless they're farmed? Oh I don't know.

I've never eaten sea bass from a supermarket. I usually try and catch plenty in the summer and then freeze them to eat over the winter. It's a beautiful fish, especially when it's steamed. It's not too hard to fillet them either, there's plenty of guides on the internet, you just need a very sharp knife.

I did get tempted to buy some when I ran out a few winters ago, I think it was Asda I went in and they were tiny! They were farmed in Dieppe too or something..

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master_chief;8106279

They're about 8 inches long. Ridiculously small.



I'm sure Morrisons make a habbit of producing over 400 banners, spending thousands on tv/newspaper advertising to **** people off with a tiny fish, 'cos that would be good business wouldn't it?:whistling:

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ianshona;8106610

I'm sure Morrisons make a habbit of producing over 400 banners, spending … I'm sure Morrisons make a habbit of producing over 400 banners, spending thousands on tv/newspaper advertising to **** people off with a tiny fish, 'cos that would be good business wouldn't it?:whistling:



People expect supermarket sea bass to be that small.

master_chief;8106138

Isn't fish frozen on the ships anyway?



Not necessarily. Morrisons, Sainsburys and Waitrose source a lot of their fish from smaller day boats. It does mean that bad weather impacts supply more than with the trawlers (less by-catch, smaller frozen reserves and the small boats can't withstand the weather conditions) but the fish is fresh and the impact to the marine environment is lower.

It's a good thing and a bad thing. Having lots of little boats go out is a lot more expensive than a few large boats. The supermarkets can afford to offset this cost while keeping prices competitive by buying in bulk, but independent fish mongers can't do it without having high prices.

master_chief;8106294

Yeah but they're caught out at sea days from shore and stored in … Yeah but they're caught out at sea days from shore and stored in containers filled with ice? Unless they're farmed? Oh I don't know.



They're farmed. Most likely from Greece or Spain. Wild bass are expensive, vary in size and aren't available in near enough supply to put on an offer like this.

ianshona;8106610

I'm sure Morrisons make a habbit of producing over 400 banners, spending … I'm sure Morrisons make a habbit of producing over 400 banners, spending thousands on tv/newspaper advertising to **** people off with a tiny fish, 'cos that would be good business wouldn't it?:whistling:



I'm sure they justify it as being "portion size". Personally I find the farmed fish to be too much for one, but not enough for two. I guess that could be deliberate, means people have to buy more.
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