Calling for fish in Mumbai. The Seafood and Meat Company

Not been able to make it to the fish markets in a while so called in for mackerel, rawas (Indian salmon), pomfret, katla from yesterday

Pros: Eazy to use website, COD, followed up with me in delivery time on phone , fish was sent washed, cleaned & in small vacuum packed portions, seemed fresh, at least an option when you can't/ don't want to go to fish market. We had earlier tried some prawns which they had sent as a sample which were brilliant

Cons: While per kilo prices seemed similar to market overall order was more expensive than market as I had to order larger portions than I normally buy, the fish was not cut the way I would have liked (I like my gaada to be cut into squares) and the salmon fillets to be cubed. Update: Just been told that you have to ask for a lady called Mangal to explain the sort of cut you want

How was the fish?

We baked some mackerel yesterday in a turmeric, chilli, salt & lime and turned out to be moist and flavoursome

Today I marinated rawas (Indian salmon)  in soya sauce, vinegar, a touch of honey, chopped green chillies & ginger.

Baked in aluminium foil for 12 min at 200 C

Had this with steamed soya garlic broccoli (made by Banu from Gia Claudette Fernandes's recipe) which I stirred into plain rice and soya sauce in a pan.

The rawas was reasonably moist and distinctly flavoured and meaty.

Felt like little Jack Horner.

We grilled the pomfret the next day and that turned out good too

I like going to to fish markets and will head back once my back is better but till then this is a good option.

PS. I haven't tried Pesca Fresh the other seafood delivery place

Not sure if you know but I write for a site called EazyDiner as the lead critic for Mumbai. Currently you will find my articles in the EazyTrends section which consists on pithy posts on the food world. Here's the latest one on basa which fish lovers might relate to