Saucy salutations! This is Tommy K, your ketchup correspondent. Our culinary quest begins in a proper Notts chippy. Just a minute from the station, visitors are greeted with a warm welcome and the heavenly smell of frying chips. I order mine open, with just a little salt and vinegar: the artist’s blank canvas.
Braving the anonymous pinky-red sauce bottle, I squirt a generous dose of the “house red”. Unmarked bottles can conceal some acidic atrocities, but this one ain’t bad at all. A rounded, plummy fruit taste offsets the sharpness nicely. For the adventurous, pairing this up with some curry sauce or even a cheeky pineapple fritter (I had both), recreates a world cuisine experience for less than a pint.
And for you sauce snobs, there are 20p Heinz pods to take away. But is the extra expense and plastic packaging worth it here? Maybe you fear a saucy saturation in transit, maybe you fear the unknown of unbranded sauce, or maybe you’re just a bad person. Whatever your reasons, Tommy K can assure you that at Carrington’s, there’s no need for Heinz. The food, the staff and the ketchup are all bleddy lovely.
Yours, with condiments,
Carrington’s Fish Bar, Carrington Street, Nottingham. 0115 958 1881