So in my last post I showed some photos from my market trip. If you remember in one of my earlier posts ‘my 7 simple ‘musts’ for getting healthy and staying healthy’ I mentioned that I wanted to eat more fish?
Well at the Marabella market you can find a wide variety of fish- king fish, sharks, moonshine, carite, cascadura, shrimps, even crabs(mmm, I can taste the crab and dumpling)and more. I usually go on Sundays and purchase the fish I feel like trying and then cook it immediately; I really don’t like leaving fish for longer than a day in the fridge so I try to purchase and cook the same day.
Some of the vendors don’t keep their fish under the right conditions and in this blistering heat I think the fish are at risk of rotting pretty quickly. So, I’m really careful about who I buy from. There’s a guy named Ravi who sells at the back of this fish section; his fish is always fresh and kept in a freezer/cooler with lots of ice. Packing fish on ice is a MUST. Some of the photos I got today show a little less than favorable conditions, but who am I to judge? Some of these people get off their fishing boats and come straight to the market and I suppose the turnover is fast enough that it’s safe.
What amazed me about the trip to the market- and this is probably only the second time ever I’ve gone to photograph the stalls and bustling activity there- is that the vendors, well not just the vendors, but everyone, is so keen on being photographed! You cannot help but be warmed by their generosity to share themselves. I haven’t included their images because I am after all, thehiddencook! However, that doesn’t make me any less impressed and grateful to them for sharing their time and a part of themselves with me. So, thank you!