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Author Topic: Shell fish prices taken a couple of years ago at Westcliff  (Read 1466 times)

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Offline Mushroom

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Here are some shell-fish prices to compare with your market prices. Lobsters are 10 a pound, oysters are 50p each, shallops 1.00 each, large tiger prawns are 12.50p a pound, small tiger prawns 10.50 a pound, crabs are from 3.00 to 6.00 each. filled half pint metal mugs, scampi tails 3.00 per mug, brown shrimps 1.30 per mug, pink shrimps 80p per mug, prawns
2.20 per mug, whelks 1.20 per mug and cockles 1.40 a mug. Cockles were traditionally eaten from miniature white plates, seasoned with ground white pepper and brown malt vinegar. Mussels  are 1.00 per quarter pint, they have been de-shelled and have been soak in brine.
But you can buy live mussels today and they are quite cheap, but they are not wild they have been farmed. The only live shell-fish we have are crabs or lobsters. Cooked cod roe is 4.50 per pound. A few miles west of Westcliff there is Leigh on Sea, it's famous for its shell fish. Here is the website address of the new, boat-yard restaurant at Leigh on sea. It's a very good website only the rich and famous eat here, it's very modern, it's the place to be seen, you would love it. The average cost of a meal at this restaurant is 40 to 50 ahead.