Fishy in a dishy is in the bin-y

I was looking forward to my fish today as I don’t have it very often because it attracts a whopping 8½ syns being in breadcrumbs (in batter, which we don’t have anyway, is 9½).
I put a sprig of mint from the garden in with the peas, did a water lily tomato, and served it with wedges. I fried some spam up for Hubby.
Playing safe, I cooked the fish in a separate dish. It looked and smelt OK.
Half an hour later, I served the meal and it still smelt OK. I gave it a prod (don’t know what I was expecting as it couldn’t exactly run away) cut into the tail end of it and all seemed fine.
I deliberately ate everything else first, then pried the breadcrumbs apart before trying it.
I was confronted with a mass of black flesh in the middle, and left it.
The other two pieces in the freezer have joined it in the bin and we won’t be buying fish for a while. I haven’t got the original packaging to write and complain as when we buy it, we separate it into meal size portions.
Ho hum. The silver lining of this cloud is that I still have 15 syns to play with today.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Fishy in a dishy is in the bin-y

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Yuck!! Thankfully you checked before eating it. Next time you go shopping you should look for it and write down the info so you can send a complaint letter. You can also tell the store manager so they don’t stock it any more.

    • We’ve bought this particular fish for years and they stopped doing it for a little while. Methinks the manufacturer has a different supplier as the quality isn’t so good either. Not a problem though, I’ve already got an alternative lined up!

  2. SarahC says:

    Oh my.
    My breakfast omelet came complete with the tomato I handed him minutes earlier from garden😁

  3. That’s DISGUSTING!! I’m very glad you looked first and then just threw it all away. Sounds like the fish was either past it when they packaged it in the bread crumb ‘wrap’ or the freezer bit on your end just didn’t take. I have to avoid most frozen fish products because of the breading, it tends to make me quite ill. Fresh fish is expensive because we’re landlocked here and one knows ‘fresh’ means frozen. One has to hope they handled it properly. How disappointing for you! Fish is a treat!

    • After Hubby’s 2 pieces, I wasn’t taking any chances, and now it;s all been thrown out. I don’t think its our freezer as it;s only a year or so old and everything else is OK. However, there have been freezer failures in the supermarkets and you never know when they’ve caught it before putting everything in a different one. Half defrosted and refrozen comes to mind.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Yuck! I’ve only had fish go bad once and that was my own fault as I hadn’t packaged it properly for freezing. And I discovered it prior to cooking… Hope you can enjoy your other meals (and unexpected syns).

  5. Sadje says:

    A good thing that you checked.

  6. Paula Light says:

    Gross! I was craving fish but not now

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