SEAFOOD WEEK SETS SAIL
Seafood Week sets sail into St George’s Market in Northern Ireland as foodies, families and friends alike had their taste buds tantalised.
This celebration of Seafood Week is organised by Seafish in partnership with Belfast City Council, FoodNI and the seafood sellers of St George’s Market. The event is a Northern Irish celebration of Seafood Week – an annual campaign aimed at promoting the consumption of seafood.
Seafood Week at St George’s saw top chefs including Andy Rea of the Mourne Seafood Bar, Ian Hunter of the Belfast Cookery School and Susan Gillespie of Chowder Up Seafood cook up a delicious variety of seafood dishes in the Market’s demo kitchen.
Master fishmonger, Hal Dawson was on hand to provide classes in how to perfectly fillet a fish and local students from South Eastern Regional College and Belfast Met showcased their seafood skills in the kitchen. The event was compered by local celebrity foodie and seafood fan, Kim Lenaghan of BBC Radio Ulster.
Visitors to the Market had the opportunity to enjoy the seafood preparation and cookery demonstrations, taste some fantastic local seafood and even enjoyed listening to a sea shanty or two played by well-known local musicians who were there helping to celebrate Seafood Week at St George’s.
Dr Lynn Gilmore, Seafish Northern Ireland Manager, said:
“We are delighted to work with Belfast City Council and Food NI to celebrate local seafood at our Seafood Week at St George’s event. This is one of a number of exciting activities taking place across the UK during Seafood Week and we’d encourage everyone to get involved. The aim of Seafood Week is to get more people, to eat more seafood, more often and is being promoted by Fish is the Dish, our Seafish consumer campaign.”
Seafood Week is now in its fourth year and the campaign is aimed at encouraging the consumption of seafood everywhere – whether it is at home, in a café or restaurant, or at the local fish and chip shop and to celebrate our amazing fishing communities around the UK.
Lots more information can be found on the website, and you can get involved in the Seafood Week conversation using the hashtag #seafoodweek.