Recognized by its large fins, narrowing body and large, armored head. Gurnards can “walk” along the sea bed using the spines on their breast fin. They can weigh just over 1 kg.
Also known as sea robins.
How to cook gurnard
A relatively unfamiliar fish on the plate, with a strange appearance, but it can be a good eating experience. If you’re out fishing, don’t throw this one back in.
Treat the fillets as you would fillets of perch or pike-perch. Fry or grill them to produce an attractive, great-tasting surface.
Gurnard is good all year round.
Filleted and triple coated with grated cheese.