The Goan Seafood Company is based in Mevagissey, a beautiful and historic fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall.
This gives us access to the freshest fish available, straight from the fishing boats as they return from the clean, unpolluted waters off the south Cornish coast. Mevagissey boats are day boats, using traditional methods to catch sustainable stocks. There are none of the factory ships or purse seiners that cause such well publicised damage to both the fish stocks and the fishing grounds.
Anyone who has taken a trip on one of the little fishing boats from Mevagissey will remember the thrill of hauling in a shimmering blue/green and dazzling white mackerel, one of the most beautiful and delicious fish in the sea. Other boats from the harbour catch a variety of white fish and shellfish. We choose the best available from the “not endangered” list, including pollack, gurnard, mackerel and john dory.
Goa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India, was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961. It has become very popular in recent years, for its beauty, culture, climate and cuisine. The long period of Portuguese rule, besides that of the Muslim and Hindu kingdoms, has left an indelible influence on the original style of Goan cooking and this has led to an exotic mix of truly tasty and spicy cuisine. Goan cuisine is unique and very distinct from other Indian food, and makes much use of the very fresh fish caught in its waters.
Our head chef fell in love with the distinctive hot-sour flavours, and has developed a deep love and understanding of Goan cuisine. We saw the potential of combining this expertise with the ready source of prime fish, to bring this wonderful food to a wider public. Having experienced the rather limited fare on offer at many festivals, we saw this as a perfect opportunity. Apart from the fish described above, all ingredients are locally sourced where possible, with the emphasis on fresh organic produce. All our sauces and salads are freshly made by our chefs.