Mariscos is Spanish for shellfish. When I taught in Rota, Spain, in the summer of 1982, I used to go once a week or so to Puerto de la Santa Maria (a little fishing village nearby) for dinner, often with a group of friends. We'd go into the simple seafood market, where we'd each order a kilo of something that looked good. The staff would steam our choices for us and serve them to us at an outdoor table, and the bar next door would bring beer and plates of merluza, a fried fish I can't translate into English. Food does not get a great deal yummier than this.

In the picture, that's Lydia at the far right. I have no idea who the other people are. I was too busy eating to pay much attention, I guess....

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