|Harris Red Gurnard|
Photo from stephmcallister74
(fr. L. miluus), 1. Aspitrigla cuculus, Eng red gurnard. These spindle shaped saltwater fish are normally 25 cm long but can reach 40 cm. They are the smallest gurnards in Europe. They are red on top. The head and sides have silvery pink rows of large scales. As all gurnards, they have strong spines and protective bony plates on the head. The pectoral fins contain sensory organs, which are used to feel for food consisting of crustaceans, small fish and other invertebrates living at the bottom of the sea. The gurnards live in sand, rocks, mud, and gravel seabeds in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to the west coast of Scotland, but are rare along the Norfolk coast. See milano real.
2. L. Milvus, Eng. kite. This bird of pray has a long tail, usually forked, and long wings. It has no teeth in the bill. It is prevalent throughout western and part of northeastern Spain but rare in England today. In medieval Al-Andalus, it was thought to be as noxious as the crow but eaten to cure mange. See halcón.
[Benavides-Barajas. Nueva-Clásica. 1995:199; ES: Aspitrigla cuculus. Dec 9, 02; ES: “Milvus.” Nov 29, 03; ES: “Red.” Nov 28, 03; ES: Trussell. 27 Nov 03; Gázquez. Cocina. 2002:234; Jutglar. 1999:179; OXF Eng Dict. 1989:VIII:Interval:469; Villena/Brown. 1984:34: 54: 83: 84:172; Villena/Calero. 2002:b and Villena/Saínz. 1969:139]
|If you like fish, this is for you|
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Photo by: Lord-Williams
4 red gurnard/1 per person
olive oil to seal
6 tbsp olive oil
zest from one orange
½ c fish broth
2 tbsp olive oil
juice from one orange
2 ½ c mushrooms
Sautée onion. Slice mushrooms and add to the onion. When the mushrooms are almost done pour ½ c sheery over them and add artichokes cut in half.
 For lack thereof turbot was used.