One of the traditional fishes of the Algarve

I’ve mentioned this fish before, it was last year in one of my first Fish Tales. I’ve returned to it today because we enjoyed some the other evening. The fish I’m talking about is the second largest fish caught in the Algarve. The largest is of course the Bluefish Tuna, and the second largest is the Corvina (Argyrosomus regius). The […]

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Floundering in Fish

Not sure we exactly flounder but there are certainly some days when you walk into the market and gulp at trying to decide what to have that evening. This is my 7th Fish Tale chapter, and the last fishy one before we return to Olhão.  I can’t wait to be overwhelmed again by the choice in the […]

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A fish is . . . . . .

. . . . . any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits so say Wikipedia!   I prefer to think of them as amazing creatures that live in water and of which many are absolutely delicious to eat. Been a couple of weeks […]

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‘A chub is the worst fish that swims’

My immediate response to Izaak Walton, author of The Compleat Angler is ‘I don’t agree’!  However he of course is talking of the freshwater chub, which is a member of the carp family, whereas I as a result of many visits to the Algarve am thinking of Chub Mackerel which is quite different and quite […]

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