Another day, another boquerone!…

 

Perched on the side of a grand building on just a chipped painted bench and a tiny side table comes my next post. Again, this is a favorite of the locals here. Each morning the place comes alive with fisherman spilling onto the harbor edge – full of the daily wins and surprises. The daily offerings differ depending on the season and the feelings of the fisherman that morning… from crab, to langoustines, to boquerones and all in between.

Again the rustic charm prevails, and there is no nice-ities needed; nothing to prove; the food alone speaks for itself. The simplicity, the natural flavours and the extraordinary freshness of each and every bite! The bench I have grown to love overlooks a busy harbor edge; the taxi-men wait like piranha waiting to snap up the next fare!… their chitter chatter is like a song to my ears; attempting to soak up any piece of Spanish I can whilst trying to learn the beautiful language.

Again with this little gem, and one of the things I love, there is no English speaking staff, no English menus, it is what it is – almost a Lanzaroteon Institution amongst the fish lovers of the island. Each morning a small fish shop opens to showcase their daily gains; all the catches from the morning – and as the day and then evening progresses locals and tourists alike will wander by and savour some of the daily tapas on offer!… and believe me there is an immense array to choose from, all which will be devoured by nightfall.

 

Now to eat… but first to decide…

 

Fish of course… and always, always some gambas!!… Por que no?!

So… enough with my incessant rambling… what is on the cards for me today?!…. Boquerones of course.  The freshest most fragrant of fish. Absolutely soaking in olive oil & garlic and chopped parsley leaves – I wonder if this will kill the over indulgenecs of my nemsis, garlic all morning… I am doubtful… however it was worth every morsel…

 

 

Enough wine for one day though… it is Tuesday after all, so for now it will be a gin & tonic – Bombai of course with a squeeze of lime and a short catnap in my favorite bench – snoozing in the afternoon sun. Esta la vida…

 

A proxima, hasta luego mi amigos,

Misty x

 

La Lonja Restaurant,  Calle Varadero, S/N, 35510, Puerto del Carmen (Las Palmas).

Tel: +34 928 511 377