So yesterday was mine and Paulies date day by the seaside. I love it when it is cold and windy and you are wrapped up warm feeling the wind on your face, blowing away all the cobwebs …. Bliss. As I am originally from a seaside town I never get bored of doing all the tacky seaside attractions and as we dont live by the sea I have to get a fix now and then and thankfully Paulie is happy to oblige and come with me. We have found an amazing Fish and Chip restaurant called Whites in Hastings. I think they serve the best fish and chips ever. They offer Plaice, Haddock or Cod. Both myself and Paul ordered the Plaice it comes with homade tartare, mushy peas (which Paul doesnt get but I like) and twice cooked chips which are crunchy on the outside and fluffy in the middle, it was delicious and I devoured every last bit.
Next we walked our lunch off by wandering along the seafront, I cant go to the seaside without going in the arcade on the 2p machines! We both won some prizes, my favourite being the 2 doggies in the picture which will go in the halloween box for trick or treaters. Paulie and I have mastered our machine technique as there is skill involved when to drop your 2p! After our fun in the aracde we saw a fudge artisan shop called Cocoa La Velvet. The shop is run by a lovely lady who was very busy with mothers day orders. We got some butterscotch and madagasgan vanilla fudge and a slice of Italian chocolate cake. The fudge was delicious and I am fussy about fudge coming from Devon. We wandered through the alley looking at all the quirky shops eating our fudge and decided to buy some fish from one of the many fishmongers along the old town.
As you can see in the picture we bought some beautiful fresh seabass, gunard, monkfish, crevettes and skate wings, which I now know from Paulie are different to ray wings. Skate is from british waters and Ray wings are from abroad. I look forard to sharing the recipes once we have these lovely sea jewels for dinner! We had bread, Dukkah and oil in the evening as we were not very hungary which topped off a wonderful day by the seaside.