Spiny Dog Fish (Mazzola) with Cherry Tomatoes and Red Wine

dogfish2If ever there was a universal and yet misunderstood fish, it has to be the dogfish, actually, in this case, it’s  the spiny dogfish, otherwise known as huss, rock salmon, spurdog, mud shark, saumonette, sea eel or piked dogfish… amongst a million other localised names. Normally the scourge of the line fisherman, it’s long been a delicacy and its classification as bycatch means unfortunately it’s often discarded.. but the next time you get the chance to try this wonderful fish … you should.





Spiny Dog Fish (Mazzola) with Cherry Tomatoes and Red Wine

By 21st July 2016


In a large non stick pan, first place the fish, sprinkle with salt, pepper and the chopped fresh herbs, then place the peeled, whole garlic, halved tomatoes and olives around and over. Drizzle with oil, add the wine and very little water. Cover and gently simmer for about 20 minutes.  Serve hot with crusty bread and a green salad.

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