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sheluk (today's sample record)

Language: Konkani

Description: Scad, jack or horse mackerel. The tough part near the tail must be removed before cooking. Fish which have a firm tail section and bright eyes are the ones to select.

Scad with a pattern almost like the fossil of a leaf on their side, with thanks to Sue Chambers who photographed these in Istanbul

Latin: Trachurus trachurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: India
Most frequent region: Konkan, South India
Also known as: arro

See foods and dishes: anjeela, bangdo, bhangra, kumbalava, thora malu, vankda

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