Big and ugly but surprisingly
athletic, trairao (also called
wolfish or almara) are great
Photo from: Paul Reiss
1. wolf. Avenzoar explained that the meat was hot and humid similar to human flesh as it is thick. All carnivorous animals are hot and humid including the wolf. Avenzoar also states that if the dung is drunk in a liquid it will cure a sick person sick suffering from colic. The liver is eaten to fortify those who eat it.
2. L. Anarhichas denticulatus, Eng northern wolfish, blue wolfish, jelly catfish. It looks more like a fat eel than a fish. It is often over one yard long. It has a large mouth, powerful jaws and big teeth, both upper and lower. It can crush all kinds of shellfish even crabs. Further, as it has no scales or barbells, it is wondered if it is a fish at all.
It lives around Iceland and Greenland today. With the exception of two species found in the sea, the other 26 are fresh water fish.They could have been prevalent in the Bay of Biscay during the Middle Ages but it is not a Mediterranean fish. Nola’s recipe calling for it is unusual. Due to the elementary bone structure, it can be fried or baked whole. The meat is tender and tasty. [Christensen. 1978:66; Ibn Zuhr/García Sánchez. 1992:58:125; Nola. 1989:lxv-2; and Villena/Calero. 2002:23a]
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