Andalusian Pescaíto Frito is one of the most common ways of eating fish in Andalusia in Southern Spain. It may seem hard to prepare, but it is not the case. All you need is a variety of quality fish, flour, salt and olive oil.
Fried Fish: Delicious – So delicious that you will want to eat it more than once
Fried fish is a perfect way for children and adults to enjoy eating fish. Moreover, this way of cooking fish is suitable for most of them, offering a variety for those who get tired of eating the same thing too often. Squid, anchovies, hake, sole, sorrel, dogfish or many other types of fish are ideal for frying. So, keep reading to learn some tips on how to make the perfect Spanish fried fish that is golden and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Easy to make – No need to be an expert chef to make Pescaíto Frito
You don’t have to be an expert to fry fish the way they do it in Spain. What you do need is quality fish: small fish or fish cut into small pieces, quality oil and a fryer. Some prawns can also be fried in the same way, with peel. It is super tasty – Pescaíto Frito is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Fritura Malagueña – Fried fish Malaga style
A Fritura Malagueña is a mixture of fried fish, typical to the province of Málaga. Usually, it is only made for two or more persons. The fish mix is served on a tray that typically contains a mix of fried calamari (fried squid), boquerones (fried anchovy), Red mullet, baby squid, Mackerel, Blue whiting, Whiting, Kingklip, Marinated dogfish, Cuttlefish and sometimes prawns. The content of a Fritura Malagueña may vary, depending on the season. It is always made with fresh fish.
Pescaíto frito: Andalusian fried fish. Tips on how to fry fish to perfection
- Clean the fish well and cut big pieces into portions.
- Dry the fish well. Water is not welcome in the oil when deep frying.
- Add salt to the fish and leave to rest for a few minutes.
- Cover the fish with flour and shake off the well. Fry in hot olive oil for a few minutes until the fish is golden and dry off on absorbing kitchen paper.
- Serve the fried fish straight away to enjoy it at its best. A green salad is a perfect complement to fried fish.
Lemon, yes or no?
Some people love to sprinkle some drops of lemon over their fried fish, and others hate it. Usually, the fish is served with a piece of lemon on the plate, but the taste of the fresh fish does not need it.
Eating fried fish – Pescaito Frito – when staying at Quartiers Apartments Marbella
Try La Rada in Estepona, El Ranchero, Merchan or Casa Canuto in San Pedro.
In Marbella you can eat great fried fish at Altamirano, Bar California, El Canuto and Los Mellizos.
Cervecería La + Fría is also “typical Spanish”. They offer good quality at affordable prices. They have establishments in Marbella, San Pedro and Puerto Banus.