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Red Gurnard fillets have a sweet and tasty flavour that is especially popular with children. Gurnard flesh is firm and tender when cooked. Because of their large bony heads, almost armour plated scales and sharp spines they are best eaten as a fillet. They can be cooked in many different ways and there meaty texture makes them particularly suitable for curries or stews.

Gurnard are members of the scorpion fish family. Their English name is derived from the French word Grondin, which relates to the croaking noise they can produce. Gurnard are shallow-water, bottom-dwelling fish, found around New Zealand on sandy seafloors at depths of up to 180 metres. They feed mostly on crabs, shrimps and worms, often ‘walking’ over the ground on their long pectoral rays, which they also use to sense prey. They are relatively short-lived and reasonably productive meaning that good stock levels are being maintained throughout New Zealand.

Red gurnard is a good source of vitamin B12.Vitamin B12 is necessary for normal neurological function, contributes to the formation of blood, energy metabolism, to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and to normal growth and development in children.


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Recent research brings into question the use of fish oils.  Local research showed that customers are being short changed on the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the capsules and said that those who wanted to ensure good levels of omega-3 should simply eat fish.  Meanwhile international research has questioned whether fish oils are actually effective.  



The famous Oceanz Seafood in Silverdale is frying high after being named top chip shop in New Zealand in the 2013 Best Chip Shop Competition. 

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Studies show that two or more servings of seafood per week may help:
  • lower the risk of coronary heart disease
  • lower blood pressure
  • develop nerve and brain cells in infants


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