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What did I eat? (Pescaderos Fritos)

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What did I eat? (Pescaderos Fritos)

dexters | Feb 12, 2008 12:35 AM

Just arrived back from a lovely holiday in Barcelona. We went to a restaurant where no one spoke any English, and of course the menu was not translated either.
I speak some Spanish, so I ordered Pescaderos Fritos for my non-fish eating husband (it was Friday & we're Catholic) & was expecting some type of fried fish dish. I ordered Boqueronos for myself.

This is what we got (click on picture to enlarge).

They were both quite tasty...just not much meat on the little critters.
The pescaderos are the plate in the foreground, and the Boqueronos are in the background. I'm pretty sure the Boqueronos are anchovies, but I still can't figure out what the "pescaderos" are. Pescadero is, to my understanding, a rather generic word for "fish" in Spanish. It literally translates as "fisherman" or "fishmonger". They looked like large lizards, minus the legs & long tail.

Any idea?

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