If it wasn’t for the fast and easy fresh prawns home delivery, I would have been embarrassed to host my project head from Austria, George with everything except the best-tasting prawns that I had promised.
It was one of the most important days of my career when George came on a personal visit to my home. It’s true that he came on very short notice but then he’s a big guy and has to manage his tight schedule very efficiently.
The fact that he remembered my invitation and took time out to visit my home here in Thane, an hour’s drive from Marine Drive in Mumbai, where he was staying in a hotel, was a big deal for me.
It happened so fast that I was caught unawares, when he called me up to say that “Today I would like to check out if your prawns curry is as good as you had claimed”.
It was Friday night and I had plans for a movie show and a late night dinner with some of my friends but as soon as I received the call from my project head, I just turned into a spin.
“God” I thought, “Where can I get fresh prawns in a hurry?” I knew there were enough prawns available at the local fish market, but what I needed at that point was top quality fresh prawns.
The only place I was going to get that was at a sea fish home delivery outlet, which would deliver fresh prawns to my doorstep in minutes. Yes, I needed that in minutes…literally.
Finding the right online fish retailer
There was no time for me to visit the fish market, struggle through the crazy crowds and bear with the smelly environment.
What I needed was an online fish retailer who could be found easily and trusted for the quality of fish products they sell.
I was pleasantly surprised to come across one that was easy to find with a simple search. When I visited their website I saw that they had king prawns in stock.
I immediately ordered and would you believe it, the fresh prawns home delivery was completed in less than 20 minutes!
That was not all; this online retailer informed me that they also sell fresh chicken, mutton, freshwater and sea fish as well as duck and chicken eggs.
A reliable supplier of meat, fish and eggs in Thane
I was wondering, “What else should I serve?” I knew very well that it won’t be proper to serve just prawns. There has to be at least a couple of other dishes to make it a decent three-course dinner.
I decided to order fresh chicken lollypop and duck eggs with which I knew how to cook at least four different dishes although on this occasion I would be cooking one dish apiece.
In addition to the fresh prawns home delivery I now had the chicken lollypop which would be hot and spicy while the duck eggs could be used to cook the wholesome Mughlai Parantha.
The dessert would be pineapple-flavoured sweet and sour Indian yogurt called Shrikhand and of course the quintessentially sweet rasgolla.
Serving a good palate requires heart and a certain amount of boldness to take chances with a particular dish. With a reliable sea fish home delivery store close by it becomes easier to plan for a large feast even on short notice.
Would I be able to finish cooking before George arrives?
This question really rankled in my mind because I didn’t want a scenario where George arrives and I make him sit in the living room all alone while I am busy at the kitchen.
I wanted to keep the food ready to be eaten on the dining table when my guest arrives. This wasn’t some family get-together where members of my extended family would be helping me out at the kitchen.
This was a formal occasion where my boss was the guest and the fact that he was a foreigner made it more formal than would have been the case if he was a fellow countryman.
There was no way I could take a chance either with the quality of the fish, meat and eggs I was ordering or within how much time I was going to get the stuff in my hands.
This is where the fresh prawns home delivery store I chose, has made a big difference as compared to spending time at the fish market.
Eventually, George arrived almost one and a half hour late but he was careful to inform me well on time about the delay. I made very good use of the additional time and finally when he arrived I was relaxing on the couch watching TV.
We had a great time and my cooking skills as well as efficiency came in for special praise from my guest. In the months ahead my relations with George and other project heads improved and I am sure this little dinner had a positive effect on that.