Seafood in hot de­mand

South Western Times - - News -

Seafood has be­come the South West’s go-to meat this fes­tive sea­son with Aus­tralian prawns and fish said to be in hot de­mand.

Craven Foods man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Doug Matel­jan said there was still de­mand for the tra­di­tional ham and turkey, but more peo­ple have opted for seafood this year.

“I think the weather in­flu­ences a lot of peo­ple with seafood nowa­days,” he said. “Most peo­ple now are look­ing for Aus­tralian prawns which is re­ally good to see.”

While seafood may be the go-to, de­mand for turkey has re­mained strong, ac­cord­ing to Buck­ing­ham Fam­ily Meats, though the seafood or­ders have started to roll in.

“Turkey has been mas­sive this year,” co-owner Blair Par­sons said.

“I’ve sold all of the tur­keys and I’m bat­tling to get any more in and all the sup­pli­ers are in the same boat.

“Seafood or­ders al­ways come in a lit­tle bit later, but there’s lots of prawns on or­der.

“The prawns are go­ing re­ally well.”

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