Pescado Frito

“Mis gemelos, desde sus primeros meses de vida, crecieron en casa de sus abuelos. Corrían por toda la casa y siempre paraban frente a una inmensa pecera llena de peces de todos los colores y arrecifes que adornaban dicho atractivo; les parecía una maravilla! Lo difícil se da cuando yo les quiero dar de comer pescado, pues decían que eran adornos y que eso no se podía comer! Todavía eran pequeños cuando un domingo regresábamos de la playa y paramos en el Lago de Yojoa, a comer lo obligado: el pescado frito al estilo Yojoa. Tuve la ocurrencia de decirles que íbamos a comer ‘tepezcuintle’. La palabra les pareció graciosa, y lo comieron con tanto gusto! Hoy por hoy, 17 años después, cuando cocino pescado en casa, ellos se ríen y le llaman ‘tepezcuintle’…”

  Along with the northern and southern coasts, people can also enjoy the waterside along Lake Yojoa. The only lake in the country and a popular pit-stop on the highway between Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, it is a popular fishing destination and the surrounding area is rich in biodiversity, sadly threatened by deforestation, cattle ranching, and development. Nonetheless, the lake boasts fun summer activities and beautiful views, but the greatest attraction is the line of roadside shacks along the lake offering their famous fried fish! Usually you are able to walk in and choose the fish you want to eat, frying it on site, and adding the must-haves: fried green bananas and pickled onions and carrots. The varieties of fish are limited to red tilapia and bass, but they make for a unique experience!

Collaboration made by Vivian, a friendly and enthusiastic city girl living in Tegucigalpa. She enjoys her life with family and friends, and maintains a very active and healthy lifestyle, travelling frequently to her beloved seaside destination, Tela.
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