Fish and tips: My Tucker treat in Stortford, flexible fish cakes and a sustainable catch of the day

Alex Ballard, who grew up in Bishop’s Stortford and will work as a specialist group dietitian for the NHS in West Essex, writes a fortnightly column, Diet program Chat, in the Stortford Indie about having little actions to a more healthy lifestyle…

Alex Ballard’s Alex Talks Diet program column (34777177)

Fish has often performed a massive role in British meals historical past, with classics which include prawn cocktail, sardines on toast and, the public’s favorite, fish and chips. Even the English-born Worcestershire sauce makes use of anchovies for a punchy element.

Alongside the flexible flavours, contrasting textures and loaded colours, fish supplies us with nourishing nutritional sources of protein, calcium, iodine, selenium and vitamin D.


Baked salmon garnished with asparagus and tomatoes with herbs. (34777005)
Baked salmon garnished with asparagus and tomatoes with herbs. (34777005)

Fish, and specially oily fish, is also a most important supplier of omega-3. In current several years, this household of fats has been positioned on

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