A Brief History of Raw Fish
Many cultures around the world have been eating raw fish dishes for hundreds – even thousands – of years. Here’s a brief history of a few of these fascinating fares. Japan Raw fish usually brings to mind sushi, so that is where we will begin. The earliest version of sushi is called narezushi, which originated […]
Eating Fish is a Healthy Habit
The science is in and eating fish regularly (we’re talking once or twice a week) keeps you healthy! Here are some of the greatest benefits you can enjoy by being a regular Fresh Catch fish eater. Omega Threes The first things that usually comes to mind with fish is its omega 3 content. Omega 3s […]
Our Kaimoana – Blue Warehou
A go-to for when you have people coming around, and great fun to prepare with the kids!
Skin On Or Off?
Which do you like best?
How To Deep Fry Fish Fillets
This is the perfect way to deep fry your delicious fresh fillets without a deep fryer.
Al Brown’s essential products when cooking fresh fish, many different ways.
Great for using different species, textures and getting creative
How to Bake Fish the Right Way
The simplest and least messy way to cook your Freshcatch fish
How to Smoke Fish From Scratch
We all love our smoked fish. Al shows you his favourite way of smoking a beautiful Kahawai
Incredibly humble, and incredibly satisfying
How to Cook Clams
They don’t need much work and make a fantastic meal
Get the Most out of your Fish with Nose-to-Tail Eating
You’ve heard of farm-to-table, right? It’s the eco-friendly movement towards knowing where your food has come from, supporting your local farmer and encouraging seasonal eating. Well Freshcatch, your Auckland fresh fish delivery service, has a new challenge for you: nose-to-tail eating! Unfortunately, fish is one of those foods where certain cuts make our mouths water, […]
Freshcatch’s Eco-Promise: A Sustainable Way to Enjoy Fish
Sustainability: it’s a challenging and emotive topic but it’s one we aren’t going to shy away from. Caring for our planet has never been more important and Freshcatch is as committed to the environment as we are to delivering delicious fresh fish to your door. The good news is that New Zealand leads the way […]
The Dish on Fish – Things to Consider When Buying Fish Fresh
Fish is often seen as a daunting thing by home cooks. But it’s well worth making an effort to buy fresh fish and stepping out of your comfort zone. Not only is it delicious and super quick to cook, clinical trials have shown that the old wives tale that fish is good brain food is […]
Our Kaimoana – Bluenose
Our Kaimoana – Kingfish
Our Kaimoana – Ling
Our Kaimoana – Hapuka (Groper)
Our Kaimoana – John Dory
Our Kaimoana – Monkfish
Our Kaimoana – Mt Cook King Salmon
Our Kaimoana – Gurnard
Our Kaimoana – Blue Cod
Our Kaimoana – Kahawai
Our Kaimoana – Tarakihi
Our Kaimoana – Snapper
Our Kaimoana – Trevally
The Rise of the Food Box Industry in Auckland
We’ve all been there. You get home at the end of a long day and the thought of cooking a nutritious meal can be exhausting, let alone shopping for it. The good news is there’s an alternative option on the menu for many people in Auckland – food box delivery of specific meal types tailored […]
AL’s Picks – Trevally
This is one of my top picks. Serve a little bit raw followed by some cooked… it’s a game changer.
How to shuck oysters
Most people think it’s hard to shuck oysters. Don’t believe it.
Our People – Mt Cook Alpine Salmon
“Not many people get to see world record trout lazily sipping flies from the surface in crystal clear water or see the sun rise on Mt. Cook on a clear morning…”
How to Tell a Fish Is Fresh
Things you wished you’d known years ago. How do I tell my fish is fresh?
How to Shuck Tuatuas
Gorgeous, quintessentially Kiwi and time for you to rediscover Tuatua!
How to Cook a Fish Fillet
Cooking fish in the pan to perfection – easy when you know how.
Our People – Mahurangi Oysters
A family owned and operated business by Andrew and Lisa Hay. They take the greatest care and pride in producing the very best.
Our People – Auckland Fish Markets
Meet some of the team whose skill and care ensures you get such great fish
How to Shuck Clams
Learn the best ways to shuck in this sure-to-be popular video from Al.
Al’s Recipes – Vinegar Shallots
The simplest and most sublime sauce for shellfish.
Al’s Recipes – Tartare Sauce
The classic fish accompaniment. Al’s version is simply awesome!
Al’s Recipes – Fish Wings & Collars
The wonderful informality of this dish is a real crowd fave.
Al’s Recipes – Salsa Verde
If you only make one sauce from Freshcatch this is IT!
Al’s Recipes – Ponzu Sauce
Fancy a change from Soy and Wasabi? Here it is!
Al’s Recipes – Poke
Hawaiin alternative to Ceviche with Asian inspired flavours – Poke is good times!
Al’s Recipes – Flounder
Learn how to prepare one of the most underrated Kiwi fish with Al’s simple, tasty method.
Al’s Recipes – Escabeche
Escabeche is a great dish to have on hand for nibbles, as it will keep in the fridge for a week…
Al’s Recipes – Fish & Chips
Kiwi Classic – with two batter styles – choose your favourite.
Al’s Recipes – Beurre Blanc
Al’s take on this classic and luxurious French sauce.