A few miles to the east of Cork city is the market town of Midleton, where Ballycotton Seafood have a retail shop. This is a family owned and run business with three other outlets, including a shop in nearby Garryvoe, a premises in Glanmire on the outskirts of Cork City, and a stall at the English Market in the city centre.
At Ballycotton Seafood Shop, Midleton, the traditional shop front leads you into a magnificent seafood counter, displaying a range of fresh, whole and prepared fish, shellfish, prawns, scallops and fresh squid. The real problem here, if you like fish, is trying to figure out what's missing! Fresh lobsters, crabs and oysters are housed in tanks and along the walls. An array of refrigerated cabinets with freshly prepared precooked seafood dishes.
Ballycotton Seafood Pie is totally inviting - just bring it home and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes, grab a fork and go for it! Dinner in no time! Best of all at Midleton's Ballycotton Seafood Shop - all the fish comes from the company's own boats or those of local boats who land their catch especially for Ballycotton Seafood. The ready prepared seafood dishes are made in the company's own commercial kitchen. So this is a holistic business - fresh fish from sea to table. That's a mind-settling guarantee in an industry where traceablity of fish is sometimes questionable.
Barry Fitzgerald, marketing manager at Ballycotton Seafood Shop Midleton, explains the ethos and mission of the company, using the words 'fresh and local' - both key to the Good Food Ireland message. The company continues the family traditions of fishing, looking forward to a vibrant future on the home market as well as growing the export business already in Spain, France and the UK.
Ballycotton Seafood produces quality fish products and flies the flag of quality fish for Ireland in Europe.
Read more about Ballycotton Seafood, here is their Producer Review.