Not big, but tasty

14 Jul

Fishing is one of my favorites activities, specially surf fishing on Cassino Beach, the largest beach in the world with a length of over 200 km, what means that I’ve no difficulty in finding a good fishing spot.

Cassino Beach (photo from Pedro Kok)

Cassino Beach (photo from Pedro Kok)

The main species I usually get is “papa-terra” (kingcroaker), a member of the Sciaenidae family of the genus Menticirrhus (in Brazil usually Menticirrhus littoralis).  They are not big, usually reaching around 40-50 cm (around 20 inches), but highly prized for a very white and mild flesh.

My wife seasoned them with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.  The abdominal cavity was filled with diced onions and tomatoes. The fish were baked in the oven for around 15-20 min and served over a fresh lettuce salad with some pieces of Parmesan cheese and fried garlic.

These are not big catches, but are simple to prepare and constitute a healthy, light and tasty meal. It was a taste of summer in the middle of the winter.

Kingcroacker filled with onions and tomatoes on a lettuce bed

Kingcroacker filled with onions and tomatoes on a lettuce bed

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