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We had Pete’s family here over the weekend, and spent Saturday feasting on seafood.

The morning began with an early visit to the Sydney Fish Market.  I was impressed with this gleaming display at Nicholas Seafoods…

I’m not great at fish identification, but I did know a few.  Atlantic salmon and snapper below…

I’m not sure what the next two were (the silver one might be small tuna?), but I’m pretty sure the large orange ones are red snappers…

Barramundi on the left below (thanks Christine!), and ocean trout on the right… can anyone help with identifying the other fish in the photo above, please?  Thanks…

Lunch was a baked ocean trout and a cold platter of Balmain bug, two dozen oysters (half from St Helens in Tasmania, and the rest from Coffin Bay in South Australia) and a kilo of really good local Tiger prawns, served with homemade mayonnaise…

We also had homemade taramosalata

caramelised leek tabbouleh

…and half a dozen loaves of sourdough ciabatta!

Hope you all had as wonderful a weekend as we did!

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Sydney has a fabulous fish market – the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.  Based at Blackwattle Bay on the harbour foreshore, it’s a great place to spend an hour or so on a Friday afternoon, although any longer than that and the parking costs become prohibitive.

My little Lumix camera and I played tourist last time I was there.  Here are some photos – especially for Dan, Jane and all our other friends who are away from Sydney this spring. We’re missing you, so make sure you come back soon!

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We bought some delicious extra-large Tiger prawns, as well as half a dozen Pacific oysters from South Australia…

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…and some sardine and ocean trout fillets.  The trout was baked in the oven for dinner that night – dressed with just a good olive oil and a little salt and pepper.  Simply perfect!

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Sydney Fish Market
Bank Street
Pyrmont  NSW  2009
Open every day (except Christmas) from 7am – 4pm

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