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Can I eat fish and chips on a Sunday?

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Emmastone123 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:46:12

I really fancy fish and chips for dinner tonight from the chippy. It's a really good quality place and open on Sunday. DH says fish isn't fresh on a Sunday and we shouldn't get it.

Is he right ? I'm 38 weeks preggo and need fish and chips!

MynameisJune Sun 11-Feb-18 17:47:55

Chances are it’s frozen unless you live close to a coastal town. Even so frozen fish like Haddock or Cod won’t harm you. It just doesn’t taste as good as fresh fish.

RNBrie Sun 11-Feb-18 17:48:18

It's probably all frozen anyway. I wouldn't be concerned.

PinkHeart5914 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:49:16

I doubt many chip shops have “fresh” fish as such, reckon most places use frozen anyway

BillywigSting Sun 11-Feb-18 17:50:05

Op they can't sell you out of date fish.

It is perfectly safe

Yes fresh fish often is Friday's catch on a Sunday but that is two days, still perfectly edible

amymel2016 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:50:10

It's all frozen at sea anyway

SingaSong12 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:52:03

It should be as safe as at any other time.

Emmastone123 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:54:44

We are in London so must be frozen?

MynameisJune Sun 11-Feb-18 18:11:18

Yeah definitely frozen

bigbluebus Sun 11-Feb-18 18:14:57

I was always told you don't get fresh fish on a Monday because the fishing boats don't go out on a Sunday. I expect that advice is years out of date now though.

LolitaLempicka Sun 11-Feb-18 18:17:35

That’s what I heard too bigbluebus

BikeRunSki Sun 11-Feb-18 18:21:31

Non of the fish and chips shops round my way are open on Sunday because of what bigblue said. Whether they use frozen fish, and Sunday closing has now become habitual, I don’t know. I certainly see the fresh fish man delivering to the best one in the mornings.

pippitysqueakity Sun 11-Feb-18 18:44:29

Our local fishmonger is always closed on a Monday for this reason.

Buglife Sun 11-Feb-18 18:47:05

No. Everyone who gets a chippy tea on a Sunday dies.

Yes I’m sure it’s fine. Wouldn’t get far selling people rancid fish would they?!

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 11-Feb-18 19:09:03

Fish frying was classed as a "noxious trade" along with tanning, dying, lard rendering and the like, so it was illegal to fry fish on a Sunday.

foodiefil Sun 11-Feb-18 21:11:04

Frozen at sea isn't bad @PinkHeart5914 but our chippy is wet fish

Fresh off the boat, delivered, filleted on site and fried to order.

Chips in beef dripping too.

foodiefil Sun 11-Feb-18 21:11:47

It isn't all frozen at sea massive eye roll

Bluntness100 Sun 11-Feb-18 21:16:18

Bloody hell, it won't be frozen, my family had fish and chip shops, they get regular deliveries throughout the week and the fish is stored appropriately, it is no different getting it on a Sunday as it is a Friday because you don't know when the deliveries are.

Yes, deliveries may have been Friday, but do you only eat fish at home the day it's delivered, trust me it's in date and fine. Some folks are talking like they'd only have a fish supper if it came straight from thr friggen sea stopping briefly to be cooked before it hit their plates.

Honestly, frozen 🤣🤣🤣

foodiefil Sun 11-Feb-18 21:27:17

Thank you! @Bluntness100

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