The Seahorse & Its Recipes
This book will be all about the restaurant and the recipes, many of which have been inspired by their travels to the Mediterranean over the years. Written by Mitch and Mat it is going to be a book to enjoy and savour at length.
Though an acclaimed restaurateur, chef and author, Mitch Tonks, most succinctly summed up, has a love of seafood and an insatiable desire to share that passion with others. His Dartmouth-based Seahorse restaurant won the Observer’s ‘Best UK Restaurant’ gong; his Rockfish takeaway restaurant chain has twice claimed ‘Best Independent Restaurant’ at the National Fish & Chip Awards. And his book ‘Fresh’ scooped ‘Best Fish Book’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Mitch’s desire for sharing wonderful food is in evidence across all the restaurants in his group, from his flagship Seahorse to Rockfishes in Dartmouth, Torquay, Plymouth and Brixham, and the Spiny Lobster in Bristol. When not running restaurants, travelling widely to experience the food of other countries and cultures, writing books or appearing on TV, he is a consultant for the menus on Great Western Railway’s Pullman trains and also to a number of national restaurants, including Hawksmoor in London. And he is committed to constantly giving back to the community, having embarked on an academy scheme to train new chefs in partnership with South Devon College. On matters of UK fishing, sustainability and supply, his is arguably one of the most erudite, passionate and credible voices out there.
Exmouth is located next to the town slipway overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary. The tide rips past the front of the dining room providing the perfect setting to enjoy some great seafood. Our chefs prepare fresh mussels from the estuary and other local fish which are prepared simply by either crisp frying, grilling or cooking over charcoal. On colder days the restaurant and deck are heated by a log burner and make the atmosphere warm and cosy as the tide continues to run past.
Scallops Roasted in the Half Shell
This is a lovely little recipe for scallops that is quick and easy and sure to impress your guests.