Little Cousin François (He's a trout) with Fennel and Pernod

£7.69 £7.99
Which pack size? (50g = 1 portion) Minimum 5 day shelf life and suitable for freezing:

Locally raised Chalk Stream trout

Lightly smoked over oak

Steeped in Pernod and fennel seed

Hand sliced in a classic “D-cut” style

"Deliciously delicate and delectable, Francois the trout is our favourite ..but don't let the salmon know! Fabulous Francois is a fine repast with scrambled eggs and bagels or with salad. We will be back for more!" Patricia J.

Ingredients: Chalk stream trout (FISH) salt, Demerara sugar, Pernod, fennel seed, oak smoke

Minimum 5 days shelf life on delivery. Suitable for freezing

We source our fresh Scottish farmed salmon via Billingsgate fish market. Wherever possible we choose RSPCA assured Scottish farms*, with key ambitions to follow responsible farming practices. 

The salmon is filleted and then slow cured in our unique blend of Dead Sea salt and demerara sugar. The slow cure firms up the fish and gives the salmon a more meaty texture. It is not greasy or slimy like some other smoked salmon.

We then smoke gently over complementary wood smokes. After smoking, the salmon is rested overnight before being sliced by hand in our little Sussex smokehouse. We choose to slice the salmon in thicker, vertical, more decadent slices. Once our customers have tried it this way they never go back!

*Sometimes this isn't always possible due to weather conditions etc, in which case we choose the next best alternatives



Delivery is £4.95 or free when you spend £50. Your order will be packaged in recyclable, insulated packaging with an ice pack. DPD is our chosen courier and they will contact you with an hour window for delivery, although you do not need to be at home. We offer a full no quibble refund or replacement for any deliveries that do not arrive in perfect condition

Most orders are despatched in under 3 working days. If you are ordering a larger size (whole or half side) this can be up to 7 working days depending on where we are in our weekly production cycle. If you need this urgently, please contact us directly and we can advise of a lead time.



We charge £10 for delivery to Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Why is this? DPD are unable to reach you within our specified time period, so we need to use Royal Mail who are a lot dearer for a next day tracked parcel.

Customer Reviews

Based on 121 reviews
Angela Jones
My goodness

My Little Cousin Francois ... My goodness, he's delicious! Team him up with poached eggs and spinach on sourdough bread ... Magnifique!

That does sound delicious! Glad you enjoyed it.

Cheers, Helen

Yvonne Allen
First Class in Every Way

My order from The Pished Fish was partly towards our Christmas lunch and partly for presents. I could not have chosen better. Everyone enjoyed it and thought it was deliciously special. It arrived perfectly packed and on time. I will definitely be ordering again in the future as I know a few of my friends will. Little Cousin Francois is waiting to treat us for New Year as my husband and I will be on our own. Looking forward to it. Thank you. Yvonne

So smart to keep something back for New Years. And for yourselves! We are glad that everybody enjoyed it. We would love to hear what you thought of Francois.

Cheers, Helen

Delightful combination of flavours.

Trout has a gentler flavour than salmon, even smoked. The subtle aniseed flavours were more appropriate for the trout than salmon, the texture also being more fragile this was a bit different to the smoked salmon. It was the same rich terra cotta colour, so looked pretty with salad leaves and I don't think it should have to share the spotlight with anything else. I don't think I would attempt to challenge the delicacy with another main ingredient as it is not as robust as smoked salmon (not even lemon juice or black pepper).

Sometimes simple is best. We agree that Francois doesn't need anything else.

Cheers, Helen


Beautiful alternative to salmon with more gentle flavour that proved a great success on Christmas Day with my guests!

Francois is a fabulous alternative . We are so glad that it went down well with your guests.

Cheers, Helen

Nichola Thornton
Love it

Great idea and can’t wait to have our fish on Christmas morning

We would love to hear what you thought now you have had the chance to try it.

Cheers, Helen

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