Celebrity-Chefs-cook-up-Fish-Suppers-for-RNLI-Crew1

Byline: Top TV chefs Allegra McEvedy and Mark Hix cook fish suppers for RNLI crew to help save lives at sea
Page Content: Esteemed British chefs Allegra McEvedy and Mark Hix have taken time out of their busy schedules to cook a fish supper for deserving RNLI crew on duty at Tower Lifeboat Station in London. Each chef hosted their own special fish supper evening for crew members to support the RNLI’s newest fundraiser. But true to real life, both suppers were disrupted by calls to help people in need.

Allegra McEvedy cooked a gourmet meal of turbot, Lyonnaise spuds, brown shrimp samphire and chimichurri. But what Allegra hadn’t planned for was a ‘shout’ to come in just as she was about to dish up, with all four hungry crew whizzing off to assist an elderly man in need of help at Waterloo Bridge.

Allegra commented: ‘They’re ordinary people, doing an extraordinary job, and it has been an honour to cook for these brave lads just back from a shout – the drama experienced today just makes the cause even more real for me. They often risk their own lives to save the lives of others. Gather your friends and family and host your own Fish Supper to raise vital funds for this amazing charity.’

Mark Hix, served up a delicious historic Thames meal of Water Souchet; a soup traditionally made with large Thames fish such as flounder, bowls of devilled whitebait with caper mayonnaise and soused sardines with smoked eel and sea buckthorn buttermilk pudding for dessert. Once more, the crew almost missed the meal entirely. Just as they were about to tuck into their starters, a call came in which saw them speeding off up the river to reports of a man in trouble.

Mark commented: ‘RNLI lifeboat stations are the centre of communities up and down the country – it’s only right their crews should be looked after and vital finds be raised to continue their lifesaving work. It was an absolute pleasure cooking for these amazing volunteers who often have to drop everything at a moment’s notice to go out on the water to save lives, and for their families, who are often left behind with an empty place at the table.’

The RNLI Fish Supper event took place on 9 – 11 October, asking the public to sign up to host a fish-themed meal for friends and family to show support for RNLI volunteers who give up their time, comfort and often home cooked meals to respond immediately when the pagers go off. Last year, RNLI volunteer crew members missed over 8,000 evening meals with their loved ones to brave cold and often dangerous waters to save lives.
 
Although the official weekend has now passed, there is still time to host a Fish Supper as long as the RNLI recieves any funds raised by 7 November. For more information visit rnli.org/fishsupper.

Byline: Top TV chefs Allegra McEvedy and Mark Hix cook fish suppers for RNLI crew to help save lives at sea
Page Content: Esteemed British chefs Allegra McEvedy and Mark Hix have taken time out of their busy schedules to cook a fish supper for deserving RNLI crew on duty at Tower Lifeboat Station in London. Each chef hosted their own special fish supper evening for crew members to support the RNLI’s newest fundraiser. But true to real life, both suppers were disrupted by calls to help people in need.

Allegra McEvedy cooked a gourmet meal of turbot, Lyonnaise spuds, brown shrimp samphire and chimichurri. But what Allegra hadn’t planned for was a ‘shout’ to come in just as she was about to dish up, with all four hungry crew whizzing off to assist an elderly man in need of help at Waterloo Bridge.

Allegra commented: ‘They’re ordinary people, doing an extraordinary job, and it has been an honour to cook for these brave lads just back from a shout – the drama experienced today just makes the cause even more real for me. They often risk their own lives to save the lives of others. Gather your friends and family and host your own Fish Supper to raise vital funds for this amazing charity.’

Mark Hix, served up a delicious historic Thames meal of Water Souchet; a soup traditionally made with large Thames fish such as flounder, bowls of devilled whitebait with caper mayonnaise and soused sardines with smoked eel and sea buckthorn buttermilk pudding for dessert. Once more, the crew almost missed the meal entirely. Just as they were about to tuck into their starters, a call came in which saw them speeding off up the river to reports of a man in trouble.

Mark commented: ‘RNLI lifeboat stations are the centre of communities up and down the country – it’s only right their crews should be looked after and vital finds be raised to continue their lifesaving work. It was an absolute pleasure cooking for these amazing volunteers who often have to drop everything at a moment’s notice to go out on the water to save lives, and for their families, who are often left behind with an empty place at the table.’

The RNLI Fish Supper event took place on 9 - 11 October, asking the public to sign up to host a fish-themed meal for friends and family to show support for RNLI volunteers who give up their time, comfort and often home cooked meals to respond immediately when the pagers go off. Last year, RNLI volunteer crew members missed over 8,000 evening meals with their loved ones to brave cold and often dangerous waters to save lives.
 
Although the official weekend has now passed, there is still time to host a Fish Supper as long as the RNLI recieves any funds raised by 7 November. For more information visit rnli.org/fishsupper.