Today we had a spontaneous lunch in the garden, courtesy of one of our guests who had shown an early interest in going on a fishing trip.
His research found Senor Eduardo, who organises these trips from Vila Real, but unfortunately, it being the height of the season all his trips were booked up. His referral found him Bruno in Tavira who has a fishing tackle shop, The Blue Marlin, on the harbour and organises fishing trips out of Cabanas.
Tancrede left Casa Rosada at 6.2oam this morning to be at the boat for 7.00am. After seven hours fishing he returned home with a cool bag full of his catch, which amassed Sargo, Mackerel and Carapau ( horse mackerel, a smaller variety).
Fish this fresh must be eaten as soon as possible in order to savour its freshness, so he set to filleting the fish while I prepared a simple Algarvian salad of Lettuce, Roma tomatoes, grated carrot and coriander. I then made a seasoned flour of dried oregano, salt pepper and fresh parsley. I dusted the fish with the flour and then pan fried them in olive oil and a little butter. We all sat down to a deliciously simple lunch washed down with a bottle of Sagres.
Many thanks Tancrede!!!
We now have all the details of three different excursions and hope future guests at Casa Rosada who are keen fishermen will follow his example.