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Author Topic: Cooking Scabbardfish (Xabla)  (Read 3116 times)
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« on: September 30, 2008, 21:15:22 CET »

Hi guys, Anyone can tell me if Scabbardfish (Xabla) is good to eat? If so any suggestions as best way to cook it?
I have a feeling it is full of small needle like bones!

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 21:19:12 CET »

No Ramio,that fish is great to eat. it tastes better than Lampuki and it's very good fried in oil.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 22:11:39 CET »

Thanks fishfinder. Ever tried it grilled or baked as my wife would prefer it with less oil. I personally like fish fried with garlic.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 07:32:57 CET »

I've tried it BBQ and it tastes goog too. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 09:22:52 CET »

I never ate it in malta, unfortunately it is underestimated and you rarely find it for sale at fishmongers.  It tastes excellent.  I ate it in Sicily, coated with flour and fried.

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008, 10:53:51 CET »

its also very nice if cooked cartoccio style or poached.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2008, 18:38:40 CET »

thanks guys, will defenetly look forward to eating it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 20:27:59 CET »

Hi Guys, as you well said, the fish is very good. Its flesh is very delicate and has got a good taste. Will be looking forward to other catches of the fish.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 09:57:12 CET »

Hi Guys, i've eaten it once, it was chopped up in small cubes, like the size of 2/3 matchboxes, dipped in eggs and flour and fried in olive oil with a couple of crushed garlics. with fried potatoes, fried tomatos and grilled aubergines. MMmmmm... zul minn hemm my friend!
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 20:05:30 CET »

halli ghalik bmamo l-ewwel tiehu biex tara biex se thammeg idek eeeee  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2009, 15:31:08 CET »

mandekx x'tghamel in t kenn ghux taqbad man-nies!
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