vendredi, février 02, 2007

Little Fried Fish

When we were living in Andalusia, we would often go to this little restaurant (Gamba del Oro) in the heart of Jaén for seafood. Gambas à la plancha, chanquetes/boquerones/calamar fritos etc. A few times we were at the beach at Jerez de la Frontera and we would always visit the famous local hawker stall for some fried fish and grilled seafood that you would pay for according to its weight.

The other day I had a sudden craving for little fried fish. So I made my way to the Markthalle in Stuttgart City Centre and bought myself half a kilo of expensive little fish.

I mixed some corn flour with normal plain flour, added some salt and pepper and coated my little fish in it. Then I fried them in olive oil, drained them on kitchen paper and squeezed some lemon juice over them. They are delicious eaten hot and crispy. The best thing about them is that the kids love them too and they can be eaten entirely, flesh, bones, head and all.

4 commentaires:

The Galoisian Radical a dit…

Andalusia ... there is quite a bit of Muslim culture over there as I recall; should be reflected in the cuisine.

The Dutchess a dit…

These remind me of the little fried sardines found in Greek restaurants. Delicious!

One Wheel a dit…

Is that ikan bilis you're trying to cook ? Should ask hubby to grab a few bottles from his Malaysia trip!

Beau Lotus a dit…

Alamak no lah. That's fresh fish, though maybe fresh ikan bilis, but I didn't ask and I've been away from Spain so long I cannot remember how fresh boquerones (anchovies) look like...