Because Portugal is a seaside country, we have very good quality fresh fish and seafood all year round. Portugal imports seafood and some fish from European countries, like Codfish from Norway, Shrimps from Moçambique, etc, but we do have our own, like the typical Sardines.
My husband has a friend which is a fisherman. Last week my hubby meet him at the cafe. Look what he brought home:
These are "Sargos". Sargos are common in Portugal, we call the smaller Sargos "Sarguetas". I decided to fry them.
First I cleaned the fish and removed it´s bellies. Then, I salted the fish and left it to rest about an hour. After that, I used flour to roll them and used hot vegetable oil to fry. One fish was too big to fry, so I cuted it in two. They looked like this:
To guarnish my fish dish I made a patatoe salad and used a typical Portuguese salad dressing. I´ll post this potatoe salad and dressing recipe in a future post.
This combination worked great, in the end, it looked like this: