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Fish Query

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:10 pm

Hi, can anyone help clear up some confusion? I'm coming back to the Algarve in a week or two, and I'm very fond of a particular fish - it's a long silvery fish that looks a bit like an eel. I was told that in portuguese it's called "Espada". which I believe translates as "sword", but in the past I've ordered swordfish and been disappointed to receive a swordfish steak (from the big fish that's like a shark with a spike on its nose). Can anyone confirm what I should be looking for on a portugese menu to make sure I get the right one? Thanks

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Post by Gambrinus » Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:05 pm

Peixe espada = Cutlass fish

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Post by Guest » Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:56 pm

Excellent! Many thanks!

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Post by heini » Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:10 pm

I have also had it referred to as "scabbard fish".

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Post by karen » Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:47 pm

Espada is a black scabbard fish. I lived in Madeira for 4 years and it is the most popular fish on the island. It is a deep sea fish, quite ugly because when it is pulled out of the water its eyes pop out !!!
It is served in every restaurant and cafe normally with banana. :lol:

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Post by Sandy » Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:38 am

You just put me off my lunch!! :shock:

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Post by Guest » Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:55 pm

you can get black and silver

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Post by heini » Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:46 pm

Ah, but Sandy - they are truly delicious when pan-fried. I'v only tasted the silver ones though. Nice taste and hardly any bones.

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Post by Guest » Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:21 am

Late Lunch then Sandy!

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Post by Sandy » Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:52 am

As ever! (in Dubai for the weekend)

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