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Tryingtostayyoung Sun 01-Jan-17 09:02:00

Totally not AIBU but I need help... having people round for dinner tonight, DH told everyone we're having fish because we have some vegetarians coming. Were skint after Christmas. We never ever cook fresh fish so I have no idea of prices or anything.

How much fresh salmon from the fish counter would i need for 4 people? Three are big eaters... how much would it roughly cost? Thank you!!!!

user1477282676 Sun 01-Jan-17 09:03:20

Vegetarians don't eat fish!

Motherfuckers Sun 01-Jan-17 09:03:31

Do they eat fish if they are vegetarian?

user1477282676 Sun 01-Jan-17 09:03:44

Also if you're skint, fresh salmon is hardly the way to go....

PuntasticUsername Sun 01-Jan-17 09:03:59

"we're having fish because we have some vegetarians coming"

So are they those not-really-vegetarians that eat fish, or has DH just...got it all a bit wrong?

ilovesooty Sun 01-Jan-17 09:04:08

You're serving fish to vegetarians?

FeckinCrutches Sun 01-Jan-17 09:04:19

Does your husband know what a vegetarian is? grin

Maverickismywingman Sun 01-Jan-17 09:04:59

Buy some filo pastry and do cherry tomato and cheese tarts. Have roasties and green beans.

FeckinCrutches Sun 01-Jan-17 09:05:20

But if they aren't vegetarian 4 salmon fillets will cost about a tenner.

PumpkinPie2016 Sun 01-Jan-17 09:05:32

Most vegetarians I know don't eat fish?

Salmon is likely to be expensive. I'd go for a different meal - I'm sure nobody would mind.

natwebb79 Sun 01-Jan-17 09:06:21

"DH told everyone we're having fish"

I assume DH is at the shop (if they're open) sorting it out then?

MiddleClassProblem Sun 01-Jan-17 09:07:05

Er...

Tryingtostayyoung Sun 01-Jan-17 09:07:44

No they definitely 100% eat fish, I know I've had this convo before with them, but strange I know.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 01-Jan-17 09:07:52

Are they vegetarian or pescatarian? You can get 4 salmon fillets for about £6-10 depending on size.

cardibach Sun 01-Jan-17 09:08:02

More seriously, according to the internet most shops are closed today...

welshweasel Sun 01-Jan-17 09:08:04

2 fresh salmon fillets in Aldi are around £2.50 but agree you need to check whether everyone eats fish!

FeckinCrutches Sun 01-Jan-17 09:08:30

So they aren't vegetarian then!

Allalonenow Sun 01-Jan-17 09:08:31

You would be better making something like a vegetable pasta bake, that a vegetarian would eat, cheaper too!

sashh Sun 01-Jan-17 09:08:37

Assuming your vegi people eat fish - do check, I know most don't but some do.

Get salmon steaks about 1.5 inches 'deep', you need one per person.

If you have not cooked them before

Put a little oil on each salmon steak, heat some oil in a frying pan and place steaks in - watch for the colour to change and once it gets half way turn steaks over add mushrooms to pan with a bit of butter.

When the 'other half' of the steak is cooked add a few dollops of creme fresh or cream and stir until it is warm.

Serve with loads of veg for the big eaters.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 01-Jan-17 09:08:42

Ah crossed post. Salmon isn't hugely expensive, but does vary a fair bit.

MiddleClassProblem Sun 01-Jan-17 09:08:49

Our supermarkets are open today until 4...

user1477282676 Sun 01-Jan-17 09:08:58

Then they are Pescatarians. Not vegetarians.

ChuckSnowballs Sun 01-Jan-17 09:10:42

No they definitely 100% eat fish, I know I've had this convo before with them, but strange I know.

It is not strange, it is wrong.

Vegetarians do not eat fish end of.

A nice big veggie curry full of pulses and with some rice will cost you a fraction of the price of some salmon; plus it will be VEGETARIAN.

thumpingrug Sun 01-Jan-17 09:10:44

People who eat fish and claim to be vegetarian are lying to you and to themselves. Feed them beef, raw, and point out that dead flesh is all the same.

Getnakedorgohome Sun 01-Jan-17 09:13:34

I would make a veggie curry or veggie chilli. Much cheaper and warmer for what is a miserable winter day here. Serve with rice/poppadoms/chutneys to make it a bit more party food.

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