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


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 £5.95 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 currently can't deliver 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 which at current point in time (early 2022) are having a lot of difficulties reaching the destination on time too. We'll keep trying sporadically though.

Customer Reviews

Based on 147 reviews
Tristan Lambert

Thoroughly recommend the salmon, trout and pate! Absolutely worth the money

shibani ghosh (London, GB)
A little disappointing

This is my second purchase, sadly, for some reason it tasted excessively salty. Perhaps just a one off, I just loved it the first time around.

Helen Page (London, GB)
Flavoursome Francois

I found this smoked trout a really nice change from the divine salmon. It's scrumptious however you serve it, but I still like it best on some lightly toasted sourdough. C'est tres bon.

So glad that you enjoyed Little cousin Francois and sometimes simple is best.

Cheers, Helen

Anne Ritchie (Ayr, GB)
Delicate little thing

Enjoyed the subtle flavour and fine texture. Very tasty.

Thank you Anne, so glad that you liked it.

Cheers, Helen

Pat Juby (Gloucester, GB)
Lush as ever

Topped up our stock of the favourites. Now in the freezer awaiting special breakfasts of a mix of pished fish, scrambled eggs and toasted bagels. I think the increased speed of repeat ordering is testimony to the increased number of special breakfasts... who needs to celebrate to have a Dark and Stormy with Francois start to the day.

As for the salmon pate. Formerly these were rationed to one between two. The lunch time snack now requires a full pot each...

Like Arnie..I'll be back!

I like the way that you think. one each is the way to go!

Cheers, Helen

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