- Posted March 18, 2013 by
Herdia, Costa Rica
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Your best travel dish
Pescado Frito Entero
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
(Whole Fried Fish)
This is a fish dish found in all of Costa Rica, although cookbooks assign its origin to the Caribbean coast. It is very simply, a whole fried fish, head and tail intact. Red snapper, grouper, sea bass or croaker are seen as the best, but other fish will do as well.
It is served hot and very crispy. It’s fried well enough that it takes a little work to pry the meat off the bones, but that’s part of the delight: It’s fun food to eat. Usually, you will get french fries and some cabbage or lettuce salad.
Some smaller restaurants may offer you several fish of varying sizes, at different prices.