Recipes & Cooking
Gurnard fillets are quite firm and work really well pan-fried skin-side down or grilled skin-side up. It works well served very simply with a brown shrimp butter and seasonal vegetables. Equally it can be served on top of a mediterranean stew or bouillabaisse - if you do serve like this, we recommend you cook the fillets separately and crisp the skin up, as it is delicious.
Health & Nutrition
Gurnard is high in protein and low in fat, and has many of the health benefits of white fish like. It is an excellent source of Omega 3 oils, rich in minerals like potassium and calcium, and contains plenty of vitamins.
Sustainability & Provenance
They are fast growing and abundant fish, landed along the south west coast daily, using gill nets and demersal and beam trawls. When landed by demersal trawl and netted, they are 'Recommended' by The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide, and these are the fish that we source. Read more
Delicious Recipe Box
When I ordered the cod cakes I thought I was a bit nutty paying £8 a meal for them, but these were not supermarket fish cakes. Absolutely delicious, firm texture and held together well during cooking. The tomato sauce with them went really well too. I would never have thought of combining the two flavours. I'll order them again if Adam puts them on the menu. The Gurnard was also lovely. It cooks really well and is delicious. I think I read somewhere (maybe it was your information) that gurnard isn't a popular fish, but I have no idea why. I'd say it is my favourite. Maybe the name's a bit off-putting, given that gurning is a Lake District sport in which the winner is the one who can contort his face into the ugliest shape. The bouillabaise sauce was a perfect accompaniment and the carrot, parsnip and coriander mash made a refreshing change from potato mash and I'm going to nick that idea for my own meals. Sorry, Adam! So thanks for a lovely week of meals once again.
Allan Postgate, Worcs