This page is reproduced by kind permission of the Seafish Industry Authority. Fish can be sold whole or cut into fillets, steaks or cutlets. Most fishmongers and supermarkets will skin, clean, bone and fillet any fish for customers. It is convenient to classify fish as white, oil-rich or shellfish.
Many people have no idea how to handle a lobster. This page is intended to be a brief guide for the uninitiated and includes instructions on cooking lobster.
We are really proud of the provenance and quality of our Cornish lobster. We have close relationships with a small number of fishermen and many of them land directly to us. Not only that we provide them with bait for their pots in the form of our fish frames and waste. This is a real win win as it eliminates the need for us to dispose of our waste and provides our fishermen with free bait.
One word for Cornish Lobster… wow! We are very proud to specialise in what is arguably the most prized seafood species on the planet. We ONLY supply native lobsters, the majority of which are landed in the clear Atlantic waters off the north and south coasts of Cornwall. If you’re wondering how to buy, prepare and enjoy the finest lobster available, you’re in the right place!
Lobster – the shellfish superstar! It’s decadent, luxurious and worth every penny. We’ve compiled our top 5 tips and tricks to help you enjoy this incredible seafood in all its glory. So, sit back and impress your friends with our lobster hacks guaranteed to make it EVEN better.
A British summer is a wonderful thing! When it’s warm and the sky’s blue, 80% of the population rush to gather outside with friends and family to feast alfresco. You never know how long the sun will stick around, so cram as much fun and flavour as possible into every hour with our genius barbecue hacks, guaranteed to blow your mind!
Calling all health-heroes, foodies, fitness-freaks and people who love blogs with facts in them. We have crunched the numbers, researched data, looked at spreadsheets and even hired a fish-whisperer to ask the fish themselves to find out which ones are the highest in protein. Of course, our history and expertise within the seafood industry also helps a lot but we thought best leave nothing to chance.
It’s one of our biggest distractions here at FFT HQ – deciding how to cook and serve what we love the most… seafood! Should I make a fish pie? Perhaps a simple, grilled fillet with crusty bread and salad? Maybe a hearty stew? There’s endless ways to prepare and enjoy seafood so we’ve compiled 5 of our favourite techniques which guarantee amazing results – however you choose to eat it!
If you're looking for a handy video guide on Lobster Thermidor you've come to the right place, this easy to follow video will help you to create a tasty Lobster Thermidor, a perfect partnership with our fantastic Cornish Lobsters. Below you will find video content from our Youtube Channel Fish for Thought TV - created for lovers of Seafood and is packed with guides, tips, interviews & all sorts of Fish for Thought content that we create for you, our wonderful customers!
The Best Lobsters
As ever, everything arrived OK thanks and we’ve just eaten the lobsters (a Valentine’s treat for my wife – oh all right, for me too!). The substitution of Turbot in place of the Brill I ordered, which was unavailable, was fine and much appreciated. Thanks for that. Finally, as I’ve said before, your new packaging is a huge improvement and makes the whole process much easier at the receiving end. I keep mentioning FFT to family and friends so I hope you get some more sales from them.
Our perfect meal
Thank you very much for the really wonderful lobsters that I found outside my door on Saturday morning. They were delicious and a great hit with my guests in the evening! I have never seen such big claws! We had some fun getting the hammer out to break into them.... Thank you for a perfect meal with special friends and the chance to celebrate in great, messy, style! Thank you for the freshness of the lobsters and for the very efficient delivery just on the day they were needed! Congratulations on a very good job, well delivered and well done.
Wedding Anniversary Celebrations!
just thought I'd drop you a quick email to let you know our order arrived on Saturday morning. I opened the box and it smelled like Cornwall, the sea.
The mussels were superb in the mariniere sauce and the lobster thermidor was fantastic!
We were treating ourselves as it is our 26th wedding anniversary tomorrow and to be honest, we prefer to buy the very best ingredients and cook ourselves than go to a restaurant and be disappointed.
We were delighted with the quality of the fish, as always.
Your Seafood is Fabulous
I have ordered many Lobsters from you and never been disappointed. This time I added mussels - I have to say they were the best mussels I have had since we lived in Nova Scotia - Indian Point were reputed to be the best in the world but yours more than matched them. Fabulous. Thanks once again, I look forward to ordering again very shortly.
Lobster & Turbot
Thank you so much for the superb Lobster and Turbot that arrived in perfect condition and made a celebration lunch very special indeed - and the fish soup gift you popped into the box was a nice surprise
50th Birthday Celebrations!
A big thank you for the lobster and prawn delivery to Gravesend, Kent. It was for my wife's 50th Birthday and we had her Sisters over from South Africa to celebrate; they thought the food was superb! The bonus Thai Soup went down a treat, although we shared in little shot glasses so that we call could try it! Again, it tasted sublime. Almost ready to order our next lot, with added soup. The new giant Prawns were brilliant too, far better than the farmed ones you stopped selling.
A great Team
Dear team, We received a superb lobster as promised by you yesterday. It was wonderful and of fantastic quality. The fish soup was also lovely and a nice surprise. Many many thanks, it was a really great lobster and your customer service has been incredible. You are all a credit to the company and I look forward to purchasing further fish and shellfish from you. All the best and thanks again,
Christmas made special
Traditional Christmas Eve Meal. Fresh Lobster & French Fries, cooked to perfection by my hubby. Thank you Fish For Thought for once again an amazing service and quality 4th year running of ordering from you guys. Merry Christmas
I just wanted to say how very much we have enjoyed your lobster bisque and the plaice fillets with pea purée. Absolutely delicious - definitely top restaurant quality food. The fish is wonderful and so fresh. I know that I am an irregular shopper with you, but every time I am delighted with my purchases.
Best Christmas Lunch Ever!
Been meaning to post this for ages! Best Christmas lunch ever! After a walk on the cliff tops, a pint in the local it was open the box with lobsters and crab meat in (still good and cold after a night in the garage), boil some new potatoes, make a salad and sorted! Tastiest, easiest and unbeatable! As ever the lobsters and crab meat were superb - THANK YOU. x
Absolutey amazing! Made a thermidor butter. Will almost certainly be using you again.
Freshness of the Sea
Hi Paul & Team Thank you all so much for the Valentines Hamper Special! It arrived: on time, in perfect condition and filled the kitchen with the freshness of the sea! We enjoyed it all but especially the beautiful impressive lobster - most flavoursome we've ever eaten this side of the Tamar! A real delicious treat and terrific surprise for my husband Alan! All the best to you and hope these storms abate soon and are not causing you too much havoc! Saw pictures of Fore Street, Fowey flooded!