Tesco counter whole salmon half price at £5/kilo
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Tesco counter whole salmon half price at £5/kilo

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Found 23rd Jun 2012
Fantastic deal on salmon. Normally £10/kilo. Very nearly bought 2 at this price in Morrisons but thankfully had to pop into tesco as they were out of stock.

Remember you can borrow a fish kettle from most stores for a £20 returnable deposit. It's the best way to cook.

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Thanks for posting, great deal. Added a pic for you too.

Any tips on selecting the best quality salmon possible from the fish counter?
don't take the bit they offer
My cat thanks you
DEALofaLifetime

Any tips on selecting the best quality salmon possible from the fish … Any tips on selecting the best quality salmon possible from the fish counter?



Look for bright eyes and press the flesh just behind the gill - if it springs back afterwards it's OK, if it leaves a dent it's past its best.

PS, disagree about the ops recipe - de-scale the salmon (Tesco are useless at this in my experience) and cut it into 1-1.5" cutlets, then it freezes easily. To cook, oil and season the cutlet and put it under a hot grill. Serve with lemon cous-cous and Tesco Irish wheaten loaf with butter. Yum.
None of my local supermarkets descale for you, It's putting me off buying from them. Great price though heat added.
Makes me want to wear a Santa suit and stuff one down it.
Great deal just got 1 from tesco Oxford.
cb-uk

My cat thanks you


You're feeding your cat salmon???
DEALofaLifetime

Any tips on selecting the best quality salmon possible from the fish … Any tips on selecting the best quality salmon possible from the fish counter?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvnQhOFh6SY
easier than typing all the tips
My concept of fish to weight ratio is poor. How much would a salmon be to feed 4? under 2 kilo or more?
I've never had a problem with them filleting this for me. Cheaper than the price for fillet pieces. Worked out at about £16 for 10 large fillets (I showed the fishmonger the size I wanted which was large...you could have them smaller and get nearer 12-16).
Thanks OP!
THANKS OP, HOT!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/wholepoachedsalmonwi_93188
recipie from this weeks hairy bikers for whole poached salmon,
looks delicious
subhi

You're feeding your cat salmon???


you wouldn't feed your cat with wild salmon, right?
Thank you!
macliam

Look for bright eyes and press the flesh just behind the gill - if it … Look for bright eyes and press the flesh just behind the gill - if it springs back afterwards it's OK, if it leaves a dent it's past its best.PS, disagree about the ops recipe - de-scale the salmon (Tesco are useless at this in my experience) and cut it into 1-1.5" cutlets, then it freezes easily. To cook, oil and season the cutlet and put it under a hot grill. Serve with lemon cous-cous and Tesco Irish wheaten loaf with butter. Yum.



Fair enough! You are right, the best way for you is to freeze it in small portions because you have no mates and otherwise it would go off. Here's a picture of one I prepared in the kettle for a banquet.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wuMA6svEUNA/T-udmV0lxBI/AAAAAAAADuU/-bR5M2ft7yM/s699/2012-06-27

Rick Stein method that I used

If serving cold simply simmer for 5 mins and let the fish cool down completely in the court bouillon before lifting out.
MungoSplodge

My concept of fish to weight ratio is poor. How much would a salmon be to … My concept of fish to weight ratio is poor. How much would a salmon be to feed 4? under 2 kilo or more?



Think of it in terms of a roast. There isn't much wasteage on it. Most of the fish in the Tesco I was in are around the 2.5k mark. That easily feeds about 8-10 with plenty lefotvers. As with everything it depends on how greedy your guests are. There are 2 sides of salmon in a whole fish

Doing this Gravad Lax Recipe next!
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