It May be Low Season for Tourists, but Tuna Sees It Entirely Differently

Here ┬áin La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, every morning sees the return of the local small-boat fishing fleet to the Marina docks. And, judging by the constant selection available, the quantity and the quality…not to mention customer traffic…fishing is good. This is the time of year when tuna are plentiful in the Bay of Banderas. So is the dorado. And the huachinamgo.

While building the Marina, the city also built a new thriving fish market for the fishermen...and us!

While building the Marina, the city also built a new thriving fish market for the fishermen…and us!

Denver by the Slice…Barefoot! wandered down to the market the other morning with the clear intent of returning with a fresh piece of fish for dinner. My next trip (it is three blocks after all) will be for the Atun. But I eased into the process with a conversation about the huachinamgo. I asked for and received a beautiful, cut-in-front-of-me filet, suitable for dos personas. Perfection! Grilled with a simple lime, butter, garlic sauce. What a shame to cook away that beautiful red color. But, what a great tasting piece of fish! Next, I’ll catch the tuna.

Practical note: Huachinamgo filet, .5 kilo, 64 pesos, or just under $3.50US

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