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arzilla

common skate

Brodo di arzilla (skate broth) and spicy hot minestra di broccoli e arzilla are, or were traditional Roman dishes.

Actually in spite of its name, skate in the Mediterranean is now a critically endangered species, so if it does appear on the menu, someone isn't paying attention.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: sea marine life