Sometimes you just want something really easy to cook, that tastes great and is relatively healthy and good for you. Grilled fresh fish almost always meets those requirements when youâ€™re at the beach. I have featured several similar posts in the past but this is what I eat a lot of. Show me a super fresh talakitok and you can almost bet I will grill it sometime soon. While at the market last week, I thought I had finished with shopping but on the way out I saw a huge pail being brought into the market with some spectacular looking talakitoks on top. I immediately did an about face and followed the pail to its intended vendor and said â€œthose are mine!â€ After some haggling on price I took home 3 of the freshest looking talakitoks I have seen in several months.
With eyes so clear and the skin still glistening with an almost saliva like freshness these looked like a real catch. Back home, they were cleaned and seasoned with salt, some coriander stuffed in their stomachs and grilled over a coal flame. A medium sized fish and some rice and some vinegar and I am a truly happy camper. Since we had guests, I thought I would add a little zing to the dish by making a really easy salsa. Chop up some tomatoes, green or Indian mangoes, add some chili peppers, lime juice and chopped coriander or wansoy and season generously with salt. Allow this to sit for about 30 minutes for flavors to develop.
Served with some steamed rice, the delicious white meat of the talakitok and the salsa were a good match. No added fat, good fish oils, low cholesterol, what more could you want? If you want to add some drama to this dish, serve a whole small fish per person with an individual helping of salsa and several different sauces to dip it in. Dispense with utensils and eat with your handsâ€¦