Vilanova ‘cargol punxenc’ (sea snail)

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Vilanova ‘cargol punxenc’ (sea snail), cargol de punxes, cargol de mar, corn de tap, corn amb pues, cornet de punxa

The ‘cargol punxenc' o Bolinus brandaris, is also referred to as ‘cargol de punxes', ‘cargol de mar', ‘corn de mar', ‘corn de tap', ‘corn amb pues' and ‘cornet de punxa', and is a highly prized variety for eating that is caught by the fishermen of Vilanova in particular.

  • Vilanova ‘cargol punxenc’ (sea snail)
  • Vilanova ‘cargol punxenc’ (sea snail)
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Author: Departament d'Agricultura, Alimentació i Acció Rural
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The Vilanova cargol punxenc stands out as being a particularly large variety with firm, consistent meat.

Category: Fish and seafood.
Characteristic of: Vilanova i la Geltrú
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It is sold fresh in fishmongers in Vilanova i la Geltrú and other neighbouring towns.

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