You can buy it frozen (like previous picture)
or buy a part of a cooked one.
When I imagined all the cultural adaptations I would have to make, this wasn't one of them. Oh, how life is never boring!
Call me crazy, but I much prefer my food to not "look" at me. Apparently, the people of Spain think different during the holiday season. As I walk through markets and grocery stores I am beginning to become paranoid, cause the food is looking at me all the time.
|A bird and some rabbits - yep, these not only are|
"looking" at you, they are still dressed.
|Look Closely, the chicken on the top |
right still has his head.
Sheep Heads (and some other
Yep - These chickens have their heads
(look up against the metal grate)AND their feet.
I think this is a sheep (or maybe a goat)-
no head, just neck.
It is custom to hang the meat in the front of the store to
allow customs to see what is available, and
to highlight the freshness.
Can you tell shrimp is a traditional food for Christmas?
And yes, even the fish still look at you.
Roasted Baby Pig is traditional
for this holiday season
|Alex didn't think he liked shell fish, so they ordered him a steak. |
It was at least a pound! It tasted great!
|Two plates of all kinds of mariscos. Some I had never|
tasted before. And halfway through the meal,
the waiter took the platters and our plates back to the
kitchen. They reheated the seafood (cold mariscos are not
good) and brought us clean plates since the first ones
were covered with shells.
|It was a party just to eat the food. We laughed as|
they taught us not only how to eat, but how to
|Maria was excited that Hannah would be home to help|
celebrate her birthday. She has never met Hannah,
but they became friends quite quickly.
|I don't know the name of these little things, kind of|
a clam, but not quite.
|Razorback Clams - different texture for sure!|
|Alex finally decided to give it a try. Maria had a tremendous|
amount of patience (and fun) in teaching him how
to find the meat.
|And of course they insisted on sucking|
the juice out of the heads. Alex liked this, not sure
if it was because it was fun or because he liked
|I wasn't so much into the head sucking activity -|
they coerced me until I gave it a try, but
you should see my face after trying it.
|Meet Pablo the marisco - yes, Alex and Maria were|
having so much fun he named his food.
|Homemade desserts with sparklers. No candles|
to blow out here. Chocolate brown with ice cream
and a thick chocolate glaze, cheesecake, and
a rice and milk cake.
|We gave Maria a bowl from Talevera (a pottery town nearby),|
but it was much more fun to pretend it was a helmet.