MEET Pretty Polly, the parrot fish who has been making waves at Paul Christodoulou’s fishmonger’s shop in Holloway this week.
At three-and-a-half feet and weighing 18-20 kilos, the grey fish has been flown in from the Maldives for Christmas. Parrot fish have soft white flesh with a slightly sweet taste.
Importer Paul also had on display a sword- fish weighing 20 kilos and measuring five feet in length at his Ocean Wave shop in Seven Sisters Road, close to Hornsey Road. Paul said: “The two big fish will probably be sold to a restaurant and end up on the Christmas Day dining table. Not everyone eats turkey at Christmas.”