Ecuadorian food: encocado de pescado
There is a plethora of traditional dishes to be tasted while you visit Ecuador. In fact, you can easily embark yourself in a gastronomical tour in this fascinating country.
The Ecuadorian fish with coconut sauce is one of the tastiest traditional dishes that you find in the Coastal region of the country, namely in the province of Esmeraldas. My aim with this article is to entice you to taste encocado. Hence, to add this dish to your list of things to experience while you visit Ecuador.
If you do not love fish as much as I do, you can get shrimp, squid or crab encocado instead, they are equally tasty.
What are the ingredients in encocado de pescado?
This delicious dish has as main ingredient fish(sea bass), seasoned with spices and citrus. Then cooked in a sauce made of: onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, coconut milk, cilantro and achiote.
Encocado de pescado is commonly served as main dish and garnished with lettuce leaves, tomatoes, rice and patacones or green plantain chips.
This is one of the few dishes that I have managed to replicate now that I live abroad. But of course if you are travelling through Ecuador, buy it ready and let your taste buds enjoy the flavours of Esmeraldas province.
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