Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mexico Month - Fried Huachinango (Red Snapper)

So, this isn't a cooking post, I don't really have much to say about it in general, and I really hate having a picture of myself on this blog.  But a fish skeleton drinking a margarita?  The world must see that.  This was our lunch on New Years Eve.  Ben and Santina told me about the enormous margaritas at one beach restaurant, and NYE, a day designed for drinking in excess, seemed like the perfect day to drink one.  I swore I wasn't going to eat, but a fried red snapper - huachinango in Mexico - is not an item I can refuse.  And after sampling a morsel, I basically attacked the fish.  I ate, with some help from my friends, every available piece of flesh except the eyes.  Delicious is an understatement.

We also had fried shrimp with this meal.  As these two guys were so hard at work peeling shrimp, and I thought they deserved a mention and a picture.

Bon appetit.


  1. I looooooove that you posted that pic! Ha ha ha ha. HILARIOUS! And, you definitely ate every last morsel. For a minute I thought you might eat the eyes!

    Can you imagine spending your days cleaning shrimp? I'd die!


  2. That photo is hilarious! Everyone loves margaritas!