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I pretty much gave up trying to use the grill onboard, it's tiny and so close to the flame you can't cook evenly.

Huge respect for those who produce a full English on board!

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Ours works quite well, but you need to allow it to warm up for longer than you might think before cooking, turn the toast once on each side and have the grill pan lower too. Kippers? I detest "boil in the bag" too, but proper ones do well in the microwave.  However, a word of caution: grilling "fragrant" fish like kippers on a boat would probably have all the herons on the  Broads queuing up  - and proper kippers are too good to share.

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I couldn’t stand the smell of kippers lingering on board, so they are definitely not on our breakfast menu.
Not a full English in the true sense, but a cooked breakfast on Norfolk Lady doesn’t disappoint:

 

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4 hours ago, Mouldy said:

I couldn’t stand the smell of kippers lingering on board

Surely nothing that Elizabeth Arden, Yardley, Chanel et al can produce comes near to the smell of kippers on an early morning bankside barbecue?

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10 hours ago, CambridgeCabby said:

You’re in Norfolk , surely should be a bloater ? If you can get them , I frequently purchase them from the smoke house at Clay 

We used to be able to buy kippers, bloaters and red herrings, to say nothing of smoked sprats - also delicious. down our high street. Sadly, since the supermarkets moved in,  the specialist fish shops have gone, except for one recently opened in the disused lifeboat house, whose astronomical prices are aimed at DFLs.

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Interesting factiod: Back in the days of the Cinq Ports, Great Yarmouth started out as a fishing colony of Cinq Portsmen from the Sandwich/ Dover/Hythe area, who, in return for providing ships for the king, were granted the right to fish for herring off the mouth of the river Yare.  Over the years, the town of Yarmouth grew up around the fishing camp and divisions grew  between the locals and the Portsmen. The native population,avoided the need to provide the king with ships during times of war by agreeing to pay an annual tribute to the king of "100 herrings baked into twenty-four pasties".   The Portsmen charged the locals for access to the river via a system called "Oarpence" . Tolls were set at a penny for each oar used plus fourpence per boat - an early Broads Toll?  In return, the locals maintained the harbour lights and subtracted the cost of this from the tolls paid. All bumped along until the 1296 . when the Portsmen increased tolls to a point which the locals couldn't or wouldn't pay. Out and out conflict broke out, resulting in the loss of 25 Yarmouth ships and 171 men. The king intervened but conflict continued on and off until the relationship was quietly allowed to fizzle out in the 17th Century.

 

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3 hours ago, SteveO said:

Over the years, the town of Yarmouth grew up around the fishing camp and divisions grew  between the locals and the Portsmen. 

Perhaps the locals are still suspicious of outsiders!!

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17 hours ago, SteveO said:

We used to be able to buy kippers, bloaters and red herrings, to say nothing of smoked sprats - also delicious. down our high street. Sadly, since the supermarkets moved in,  the specialist fish shops have gone, except for one recently opened in the disused lifeboat house, whose astronomical prices are aimed at DFLs.

I loved it when they used to come round the pubs at weekends selling seafood from trays like the usheret at the pictures, kippers for Sunday breakfast, very nice plus as a bonus the smell annoyed the first mrs P.😀

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17 hours ago, SteveP said:

I loved it when they used to come round the pubs at weekends selling seafood from trays like the usheret at the pictures, kippers for Sunday breakfast, very nice plus as a bonus the smell annoyed the first mrs P.😀

That's how I gained my love of seafood. We also had a man who came round on Friday evenings selling cold fried haddock in batter. The cold fish made a great sandwich for Saturday lunch. I think that was very much a West Riding thing.

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'Scrawns on a ashtray' was my delicacy of choice...available from a number of stalls Donny Fish Market. An hour before closing on Saturday was best as you would get an extra portion, anything left come closing was bagged and put on ice to sell round the pubs Saturday night. Sunday morning I would always check the fridge in case Uncle Albert had been chatting up the 'fishwife' in the pub the previous night. A fridge full of prawns meant a 'black pepper and vinegar breakfast' for me. The addition of 'finny haddock' to the fridge meant Uncle Albert had been sober enough to feel guilty come closing and stony silence between Mum and Uncle Albert all day with Mum giving me frequent lessons throughout of the derivation of the terms 'fishmonger' and 'fishwife'. 

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Ok, I can't stand keeping this 'Secret' any longer.

The Grill onboard 'B.A' works perfectly well but during the last near on 14 years since we recommissioned her, I can't ever remember using the grill.  The various entertainment officers we have had onboard have used it plenty of times though

Griff

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9 hours ago, still said:

Hi there I've never been into grilling until this year. 
I tried a recipe from my husband's mom and I fell in love with it. So can you share some of your favorites? 

Go on then, I`ll bite (see what I did there :default_icon_e_biggrin:)

What is OH mum`s recipe?

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