When I was a boy most Saturdays we were treated to a seafood tea. My Dad would go to Faversham Market and buy a selection of shellfish prawns and Scampi tails fromSwans. seafood stall. I was taken back 50 years when I saw James Martin catching and eating Langoustines he messed around with voda and tonic batter, when I was a lad we just cracked them open and ate them with bread and butter with winkles and mussels cockles and whelks. The fun of getting a pin and teasing winkles out of their shells and resisting the temptation to eat them before the slice of bread was covered, I loved those winkle sandwiches! I haven't had scampi tails in years the breaded rubbish you get served up nowadays is nothing on what I remember as a boy. I enjoy watching the cooking shows but my memories bought back by todays offering were special. When I am next down at the harbour I am going to go to Mannings seafood stall and eat my fill.
This photo of Manning's Seafood stall is courtesy of TripAdvisor