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messageWhere can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by KidKruger May 16, 08:54PM

Just finished off my last of catfish which was from Brixton markets a few weeks ago (frozen obvs).
Don't really wanna go that far so anyone know if I can get it around here, ideally whole, and fresh or frozen ?
Perhaps Peckham - ideally name / location of a shop so I can go direct rather than close-distance-trawl through 10 shops trying to find the critter !
Ta.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 16, 09:20pm by KidKruger.

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by yourmomma May 16, 08:58PM

Sainsbury's sell "Basa" which is just a made up name to hide the fact it's farmed catfish.

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by KidKruger May 16, 09:23PM

Thanks yourmomma - I checked Sainsbos website and Basa seems to come in fillets, I need whole fish which I was thinking Peckham probably likely. I need skin on fish to handle the fry.
I've amended OP now to clarify that I need whole fish.

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by mancity68 May 16, 11:04PM

The Chinese/Vietnamese fish shop in Peckham down the side of Morrisons? Opposite Primark? Usually pretty good stock.

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by KidKruger May 17, 12:51AM

thanks yeah I know that one Wing Tai, went the other evening but was shut, will try again.

mancity68 Wrote:
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> The Chinese/Vietnamese fish shop in Peckham down
> the side of Morrisons? Opposite Primark? Usually
> pretty good stock.

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by PnB May 17, 01:08PM

I'd be careful shopping in Peckham right now, no one there gives a damn about social distancing and people seem more interested in arguing with one another or shop staff than not catching a deadly virus which has had a big effect in the area (15 people have died in the Queens Road Peckham area alone).

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by KidKruger May 17, 01:12PM

yeah I get that, but (for example) the fish counter at Wing Tai is on the street so you don't have to go inside and you can move around a bit if people get too close. Still have to pay at till though...

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by Blah Blah May 17, 06:57PM

Maybe try giving Sopers a ring on Nunhead lane KK. They have the 2m rule on queuing in effect and even if they don't have it in, I am sure they can get what you want in. They are an old style fishmonger, so go to the fish market every morning.

This is their phone number 020 7639 9729

Give them a call and tell them what you want. I am sure they can get it for you.



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messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by KidKruger May 17, 09:09PM

thanks Blah Blah, I did see someone's post earlier about Sopers opening again, so that's worth a try - appreciated !

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by Renata Hamvas May 17, 11:24PM

I think Sopers are closed on Mondays

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by KidKruger May 17, 11:54PM

Thanks Renata.

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by fishbiscuits May 18, 10:58AM

Freshwater species like catfish are not that common.. I would be quite impressed if you managed to find it fresh, but of course happy to be proved wrong.

Of course one option would be to substitute with another firm white fish, fresh from the market or fishmongers. How close would something like haddock be to catfish?

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Posted by KidKruger May 18, 12:06PM

Hi fishbiscuits, you are probably correct about the difficulty in finding fresh catfish, but that’s okay I had a frozen one before which is fine. I actually made an out of this world dish with frozen (see pic !).
BTW I’m not sure what the definition of “white fish“ means, but the one we ate recently was not white in colour (I don’t know if the definition is meant to specify the actual physical colour of the fish meat).



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messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by KidKruger May 18, 02:13PM

Found one solution.
Atlantic Breeze fish shop, 34 Railton Rd. FRESH Catfish !

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by KidKruger May 20, 07:26PM

Just to tidy-up here..
Wing Tai Peckham, fish counter does not sell catfish.

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by wordsworth May 20, 09:09PM

Catford

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by JohnL May 21, 09:26AM

yourmomma Wrote:
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> Sainsbury's sell "Basa" which is just a made up
> name to hide the fact it's farmed catfish.


If you google there's some bad stuff about this online - but I think it's fake news and seems OK to me.

[youngsseafood.co.uk]

messageRe: Where can I buy catfish to eat around here ?
Posted by mariagatty May 21, 10:51PM

Tinder


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