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Who wants fish of the day ?

Old Aug 13th 2015, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by amideislas
Well that explains it. You have it flown in from Bermuda or something? Yeah, sounds expensive.
You must walk around Spain with your eyes shut

Just go on the hipercor website. Their prices are similar to a good local pescaderia:

Lenguado salvaje = 43 euros/kg
Lubina salvaje = 36 euros/kg
Rape salvaje = 29 euros/kg
Merluza salvaje = 18 euros/kg

You can get fish much cheaper than this in the shops and markets, but it wont be as nice and it will usually be farmed fish

If you get them straight from a boat then yes perhaps you could get them cheaper
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Old Aug 14th 2015, 12:19 am
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Of course I do, cman. Doesn't everybody (except you)?
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Old Aug 14th 2015, 2:30 am
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Default Re: Who wants fish of the day ?

Originally Posted by cricketman
There are plenty of farmed fish in the sea you know. "Pisofactorias" are all over the Med Coast

Fish like merluza and lubina, besugo etc arent too nice from the Med anyway, the Atalntic version is far superior (and expensive)
"Fish like merluza and lubina, besugo etc arent too nice from the Med anyway, the Atalntic version is far superior (and expensive)"

Totally agree.
We have 2 'pescaderias' in our village of 7000 inhabitants; one is of poorer quality than the other. Fresh from Ondarroa or Lekeitio.
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Old Aug 14th 2015, 4:21 am
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Default Re: Who wants fish of the day ?

Originally Posted by cricketman
There are plenty of farmed fish in the sea you know. "Pisofactorias" are all over the Med Coast

Fish like merluza and lubina, besugo etc arent too nice from the Med anyway, the Atalntic version is far superior (and expensive)
There is very little fish left in the Med. Fish farms abound, which to some extent makes up for it, but line caught or netted fish will always be better, but clearly more expensive.

I am not aware that Merluza is yet farmed in Spain, but there are other very similar, but cheaper, varieties imported from around the world to satisfy the Spanish craving for Merluza (25% of all fish eaten in Spain is Merluza).

Lubina and Dorada are farmed and typically only €6 - €9 a kilo but they are small fish that if caught in a net would have to be returned as undersize. I have seen decent sized (2kg) farmed Lubina but the price is nearer €18. Line caught Lubina will be at least €40 for a decent sized fish and even more for a big one.

One of the favorite fish served down here on the CDS is Rosada, which is imported chilled or frozen from Chile in vast quantities. Usually floured and deep fried in small pieces, but sometimes in larger chunks "A la Plancha". About €10/kg for the fillets and it tastes really good - better than Merluza in my opinion.

The one fish I have never seen in Spain is fresh Haddock, which is odd as the Spanish fishing fleet catches loads of it, but none seems to come to Spain. Bearing in mind that it is very similar to Cod and Merluza (arguably better) I am amazed that you cannot buy it. We buy the frozen fillets in Iceland and it is very good.
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