Saturday, June 11, 2016

What's Cooking On The Beach

Summer season is upon us, Fuengirola is getting busier (and more Spanish), and all the chiringuitos (the restaurants right on the beach) have fresh, skewered sardines cooking on open fires. I took these photos Monday. Most of what's cooking looked delicious. But wait until you see the last photo!

LARGER FISH AND SHELLFISH ARE ALSO POPULAR.

A FRIENDLY CHEF OF THE SKEWER.

WE ALL KNOW I'M NO COOK, BUT EVEN I CAN TELL
THE BUNS ARE BURNING!!!

33 comments:

  1. Mitchell it is a great opportunity to live close the beach . I am jealous living 600 km from the sea

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    1. Gosia:
      I grew up near the sea and have missed it whenever I haven't lived nearby. This is the best I've had.

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  2. lol.......never was a fan of sardines. But they're better than cellulite..... :)

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    1. Carole:
      I hated sardines and anchovies until moving to Spain. But these sardines are not for me. I want them with no bones, no heads, no tails, no skin. With all those things, I might even prefer cellulite.

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  3. I LOVE sardines! And I bet these are delicious.
    The buns look pretty raw to me.......will pass on those!!

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    1. Jim:
      If you love sardines, you'd be in heaven here. I like my buns only lightly toasted.

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  4. In Arizona, the word chiringuitos is a reference to young men, who ... oh you get it.

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    1. Spo:
      I had never heard that use of chiringuito. Wow. The traditional meaning is really a shanty kind of bar on the beach. Here in Fuengirola, they're actual buildings on the beach serving full meals, too.

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  5. Ouch! How does one eat these sardines? As is? On a plate with some kind of sauce? On a bun? The best sardines I ever ate were on a sandwich in Madrid. Marinated sardines dripping with oil on some very absorbent bread. Delicious!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      This ONE doesn't eat those sardines at all. But they're usually served on a plate with no sauce and a basket of bride on the side. I'm not a fan of these (bones, skin, heads, work!) but have grown to love good, fresh, marinated sardines on bread.

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    2. Up here, further north, on another Spanish Costa, sardines are fried, served with an oil and garlic dressing, and eaten with the fingers of both hands, rotating the fish as if it's on a skewer, until the flesh has all gone - apart from head, tail and backbone. No bread to mop up the juices, very messy and very occasionally they might give you a wet-wipe to clean your hands afterwards ! Not my favourite food by any means - very much over-rated by those who like to think they are totally immersed in Spanish tradition.

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    3. Coppa's girl:
      I couldn't deal with the sardines you describe. But I'm surprised I actually now enjoy sardines in other styles down here (but never these on the spit with everything included)!

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  6. At what age will I feel comfortable wearing a thong to the beach?

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    1. Travel:
      May you NEVER be old enough to feel that!

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  7. Glad I got to try out one of these places with you!!

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    1. Knatolee:
      And a seemingly good one at that!

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  8. I was thinking how delicious those sardines must be and then I'm afraid I lost my appetite.

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    1. Willym:
      But, why??? You don't like sticky buns?

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  9. those buns! on some old fart who should know better! eeeeeeew!

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    1. anne marie:
      Or on some old fart who just doesn't care anymore. The thing that I'm wondering about is what that tan line (burn line) looks like!

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  10. I don't find that last shot quite as disturbing as the one in your previous post. At least this fellow has kept a simple color palette.
    Bet those sardines are delicious.

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    1. Wilma:
      I hadn't looked at it that way!

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  11. No I need to find a bottle of "eye bleach" to rid my brain of that last image.

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    1. Stephen:
      I know! That construction barricade really ruined the aesthetics, didn't it?!?

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  12. Cover up those hot, burnt buns, would ya? The flies will attack!

    ;-)

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    1. Robyn:
      The flies like their meat less well-done.

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  13. I have been meaning to stop by and I see it is going to be a feast for the eyes. Lovely post...but nothing worst then extra meat on burnt buns. I'm heading to some beach locale myself soon, I have just started one of many holidays.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I'm sure everyone would prefer pictures of YOUR buns. Just don't burn them.

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    1. Laurent:
      I don't know WHAT can be so funny about sardines...

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  15. WHY DID YOU MAKE ME LOOK AT THAT!?!

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    1. Archguy:
      Sincere apologies (although misery loves company). I'll try to find some firmer and fresher buns to share.

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