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Postby wollie » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:22 pm

I know there is a large variety of fish.
However i have not come across "haddock"
Is it available?

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Re: fish

Postby El Cid » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:28 pm

Only frozen and the only place I have seen it is Iceland in Fuengirola.

For some reason it is not a fish that the Spanish sell - they probably catch plenty of it in the North Sea but it doesn't end up in Spain. The French aren't keen on it either.

It's Eglefino in Spanish.

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Re: fish

Postby alisonb » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:12 pm

It’s such a shame it’s difficult to get here as, being a northern lass, it’s my absolute favourite. I love most fish, other than merluza, which just tastes too fishy! Iceland’s frozen pack used to have 4 fillets in, but it’s down to 3 now. When we’re in uk I also buy their frozen cod, which is good quality, although I wouldn’t buy it in Spain. Just a thought - don’t know where you are Wollie but the German smoked fish place at torrox costa has smoked haddock, although they say you have to preorder it
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Re: fish

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:40 pm

Mercadona had some a few years back - frozen only but tasted good and was not expensive, but was labelled as "merlango", which also translates as haddock.
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Re: fish

Postby Evelyn » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:46 pm

The English butcherMartin delivers smoked haddock(not the horrible yellow stuff). It is lovely.

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Re: fish

Postby El Cid » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:53 pm

peteroldracer wrote:Mercadona had some a few years back - frozen only but tasted good and was not expensive, but was labelled as "merlango", which also translates as haddock.


It think that may be an incorrect translation - very common with fish names.

It was probably Whiting . https://www.wikiwand.com/it/Merlangius_merlangus Merlan in Spanish

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Re: fish

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:59 pm

The internet translators also give ‘pescadilla’ as whiting or haddock.
Perhaps it is not so much a wrong translation but an option - like bap/breadcake/bread roll/newcake/oven-bottom cake and so on in English?
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Postby El Cid » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:20 pm

Internet translators are often wrong. I thought Pescadillo was merely small fish which could cover many.

My source is a book by Alan Davidson, a very respected food writer and in his book North Atlantic Fish it is pretty clear. He lists all the fish with local names in about 10 languages. In English I have never seen haddock with an alternative name. Lots of fish have different names in English, an example is Rock Salmon which is a fancy name for a Nursehound Shark, also known as Huss, presumably because the thought of eating shark would put some people off.

A good example in Spain is Rosado. Many think it is a local fish. In fact it comes from the South Atlantic and is imported frozen or chilled. It is actually a type of Sea Eel - again that might be off-putting to some. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Pink_cusk-eel

It is rare in the UK, but it would probably be called Pink Ling if you could find it. I love the stuff - I am amazed the UK chippies have not latched onto it as it as good as the usual white fish they use.

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Re: fish

Postby wollie » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:51 pm

Thanks for replies.
It's Eglefino in Spanish..
This is what i got on google translate but because i did not remember seeing this in Marcadona i thought it may be wrong...

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Re: fish

Postby Manchesteral » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:30 pm

wollie wrote:I know there is a large variety of fish.
However i have not come across "haddock"
Is it available?

Many thanks...

Haddock is "Eglefino" it's readily available in Gran Canaria, I don't know about the rest of Spain though, do you have "Cinco Oceanos" in your area ? they have it there, frozen.

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Re: fish

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:08 pm

All I can suggest is if Mercadona have ‘merlango’ guve it a try. We thought it was delicious and good value, whatever it was!
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Re: fish

Postby El Cid » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:16 pm

Another good option is Alaskan Pollack - Abadejo in Spanish. Usually frozen, lots in Lidl.

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Re: fish

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:22 pm

In English Pollack is another name for coley - a fish we used to buy at low prices to feed cats.
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Re: fish

Postby Devils Advocate » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:26 pm

Pollack or Pollock?
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Re: fish

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:40 pm

Either....fishermen are apparently no better than most at spelling or pronunciation!
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Re: fish

Postby El Cid » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:46 am

Devils Advocate wrote:Pollack or Pollock?


Yes, very confusing.

I checked it out and the Alaskan fish is Pollock and the UK fish is Pollack. I incorrectly described the Alaskan fish as Pollack. They are actually two different fish. http://www.fishisthedish.co.uk/learn/fi ... nd-pollock

Peter is right - Coley was catfood! Nowadays it has probably been replaced with Panga (also now called Basa).

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Re: fish

Postby Manchesteral » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:03 pm

Haddock or eglefino in Spanish is widely available (frozen) in Cinco Oceanos if you have one near you !

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Re: fish

Postby El Cid » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Where do they have outlets?

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Re: fish

Postby gerryh » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:09 pm

A quick Google search seems to indicate they have several outlets in Gran Canaria and Teneriffe.
Not a lot of use to us who live in Andaluucia or anywhere in mainland Spain. :think:
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Re: fish

Postby Manchesteral » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:00 am

As I said in my post, "if you have one near you"

I don't know if they are located on the mainland but I assumed they would be because there are numerous outlets in the Canaries.

A bit unfortunate really if they are not on Mainland Spain because they do have some good products at good prices !


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