Garlicky Panfried Fish

Pescado al Ajillo

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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Fish given the spanish-derived al ajillo treatment (fried with a lot of succulent garlic) is especially popular in the Lake Catemaco area. At Restorán Julita, one of my favorite spots in Catemaco, chef and owner Elia Pretelín Moreno uses astronomical amounts of whole garlic cloves, skin and all. But you won’t duplicate her magic by just throwing in a matching quantity of any garlic you can get your hands on. There are crucial differences between the garlic that comes to markets in Me