What a result, found this unique trader at the Wimborne food and drink festival on the 25th of October. I take notice of street food vendors who look kooky and stand out from the crowd which is exactly what this trader did. The serving and food counter is fashioned out of an old boat and it looks really authentic just like it has returned from a nights fishing!
Brett Hibbitt the owner and chef of Jurassic Seafood spotted a gap in the market and decided to make and sell gluten free seafood burgers made from locally sourced, and sustainable line caught fish. Which so fits my ethos!!
Apparently the trick to making the burgers is to use very fresh fish, (which really is what we should all be doing) when it is so fresh the fish sticks together and eliminates the need for any binders such as wheat to stop them falling apart. Another point to consider is the burgers are high in protein and low in cabs as they have just fish and seasoning in.
I tried a Thai style burger which was served on a biodegradable platter with a selection of sauces. It was simple but very very tasty, whilst I ate my burger I found out the story of how and where Brett sources his fish from, how he cooks it and how he enjoys being a trader for the customers who need an alternative to products with gluten in. Customers can even purchase frozen freshly made burgers to take home.
I have a feeling that I may travel quite a way to sample Brett’s fishburgers again.
Check out his website or follow him on Twitter to see where you can catch him at his next event