Monday, June 6, 2016
Most expensive fish finger sandwich: Birds Eye sets world record
LONDON, UK -- Birds Eye has created the world's most expensive fish finger sandwich to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, costing a whopping £187 to make; the frozen food brand's pricey sandwich includes delicacies such as sweet caviar, creamy saffron mayonnaise and edible gold leaf-encrusted fish fingers, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Birds Eye have created a recipe for the world's most expensive fish finger sandwich, in celebration of Her Majesty's 90th birthday. Produced by Birds Eye head chef Peter Lack, the sandwich – which is valued at £187 – contains the world's most luxurious ingredients including salmon caviar, saffron mayonnaise and edible gold leaf, to complement Birds Eye's limited edition 'Cod Save The Queen' fish fingers. Photo: Birds Eye (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest fish finger weighed 136 kg (299 lb 13 oz) and was made by Michael Gorich (Germany) in Bremerhaven, Germany, on 22 January 2009. The fish finger measured 2 m (6 ft 6 in) long, 50 cm (1 ft 7 in) wide and 14.5 cm (5.7 in) high.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most expensive tuna fish sold at an auction; it was a bluefin tuna sold at a price of 155,400,000 Yen ($1,767,370; £1,100,490) at the annual first fish auction of the year at Tsukiji fish market in Chuo, Tokyo, Japan, on 5 January 2013.
Other ingredients to complete the fish treat include artisan bread, blanched asparagus spears and a posy of edible violets.
It's the brainchild of ex-Savoy Hotel Head Chef, Peter Lack, who spared no expense in creating a lunch treat in honour of Britain's longest reigning monarch.
"Creating a recipe fit for The Queen, using fish fingers, one of the UK's most-loved products, gave me the chance to be bring a bit of royal flair to Birds Eye," he said. "Some of the finest ingredients from around the world have been used."
Birds Eye say the estimated cost of the sandwich to create would be £187.
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