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Title: Xilpa
Post by: Lamacca on June 12, 2011, 15:49:06 CET
I know this has beeen mentioned elsewhere but i would like to make sure before accidentally poisoning somebody.

Can a Xilpa be cooked without accidentally poisoniong somebody ?

If so how ?

And can someone maybe recomend a Recipie for me ?

Thanking you in advance.

Title: Re: Xilpa
Post by: Granitu on June 12, 2011, 15:58:56 CET

fyi some claim its the 'free' and legal drug. 8)

However some people still eat them and they are retailed at marsaxlokk.

your choice mate

Title: Re: Xilpa
Post by: lazyfisherman on June 12, 2011, 17:46:02 CET
I've always eaten this fish and I never got poisoned or drugged (but I won't take responsibility if does affect you in any way!)

It is important to clean it as soon as you land it because otherwise the seaweed in its intestines quickly starts decomposing affecting its taste. I usually used to have it baked with potatoes, onions, tomatos, oil and herbs. I like it very much but taste is very subjective so at the end of the day it is your call!

Title: Re: Xilpa
Post by: Kevin G on June 13, 2011, 11:21:03 CET
when I used to catch them, the most important thing is to remove a black coating that you find when you gut it, or else the taste/smell would be of hama/drainage

Title: Re: Xilpa
Post by: Lamacca on June 13, 2011, 13:29:47 CET
Thanks , as I understand I should clean it the same way as mullet.

Title: Re: Xilpa
Post by: Freeman on June 13, 2011, 15:59:18 CET
or don't bother and cook it for the dogs, i'm quite positive you'r not lacking omega3