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Pollock

Pollock

This prolific family of fish has become a global staple. You might not recognise it, but you sure will have tasted it, says Clarissa Hyman

Allow us to introduce you to the ‘billion-dollar’ fish. He’s pleased to meet you, but the likelihood is that you will have met before. Relatively unheard of a generation ago, pollock is now in your sushi, in your supermarkets and on your plate. Its ubiquity in America and Canada has made it the most lucrative catch in the world, with an annual value of over a billion dollars in the States alone. The humble pollock is making waves and is a fish you’ll be seeing more of in the years to come. The Alaska pollock, or Theragra chalcogramma, also goes by the moniker of Pacific pollock, Pacific tomcod, bigeye cod or walleye pollock, and is a distant relative of the Atlantic pollock. It’s the largest fish-for-food resource on Earth – a catch of over 1.3million tonnes – and is now used in everyday favourites such as fish fingers and is on menus worldwide. They can...read more

  • Pomegranates

    January produce

    Scallops, kale, parsnips, Jerusalem artichokes, chicory and pomegranates

  • Passion fruit

    February produce

    Cauliflowers, swede, oysters, lemons and passion fruit

  • Oranges

    March produce

    Purple sprouting broccoli, cabbage and oranges

  • Rocket

    April produce

    Spring herbs, spinach, watercress, shallots, blood oranges and rhubarb

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    May produce

    French beans, asparagus, Jersey royals, peas, spinach and rocket

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    June produce

    Samphire, broad beans, gooseberries, cherries, strawberries and honey

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    July produce

    Courgettes, cucumbers and artichokes

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    Wild mushrooms, onions, sweet potatoes, fennel, apples and plums

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    November produce

    Savoy cabbage, pumpkins, celeriac, carrots, cavolo nero, potatoes, truffles and dates

  • Nuts

    December produce

    Brussels sprouts, nuts, walnuts, chestnuts and cranberries

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