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Classification and fishing area
Species: M. mustelus
Saltwater fish belonging to the Triachid family, resembles a shark, although much smaller in size, totally harmless to humans, it is a very sociable fish. Widespread in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from Ireland to the Azores islands, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers muddy and sandy bottoms and swims in depths up to 600 meters.
Its conservation status has been declared endangered according to the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) red list of endangered species.
Palombo Mustelus mustelus (photo www.sjoharen.com)
Palombo Mustelus mustelus
Purchase and conservation
Fishing seasonality: all year round especially in the summer and autumn months.
Palombo has very popular meats and is totally free of bones; sometimes other fish of similar species are passed off as such, since it is placed on the market already sliced, such as the emery. Sold whole or in slices, fresh or frozen.
Use in the kitchen
The slices of this fish are cooked in breadcrumbs, floured and fried or in the oven, stewed, excellent also for preparing soups and cacciucco.
Dogfish with lemon
Wash the slices and dry them. In a pan, put extra virgin olive oil, crushed garlic and sauté, then remove the garlic. Cook the fish for a few minutes on both sides, then cover it with water and lemon juice. Add salt, pepper and chopped parsley and cook for 20 minutes with the lid on low heat.
At the end of cooking, drain the slices, arrange them on a serving dish and season with the cooking sauce. Serve cold.
Nutritional values 100 grams: 80 kcal
- Protein 16.0 gr
- Fat 1.2 gr
- Carbohydrates 1.3 gr
- Water 79.2