This is my favorite way to eat fish; served with head and tail they are a delicacy. We eat the eyes too. I would have it every Sunday at the beach when I was a teenager. They sold the fish with plantains and coconut rice from small wooden houses right on the beach. Imagine the vendors walking around, selling mangos with salt and pepper, mamoncillos*, coconuts with their water and a straw to drink it from them, and advertising their “fish of the day,” which in my hometown was almost always mojarra, a kind of tilapia. Mojarra and red snapper are the most popular fried fish in Colombia.
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