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These strange looking fish are sometimes referred to as Sea Robins and are utterly delicious and really versatile. As a whole fish they can be roasted or popped on the barbecue, or if you prefer your fish filleted, simply pan-fry. The have a distinct flavour and lovely firm texture.
There are several different types of gurnard landed around the South West. Red and Rock gurnards are usually smaller, around 4-800g each but the larger tub gurnard can be over 2kg each. If you've never tried them before, they're definitely one to add to your 'wish list'.