|The Haymarket Fish Monger|
Every week he seems to have new fish and some others that may have been around since the last week. The new ones usually look really fresh, no fishy smell, and have crystal clear eyes. It is a true street market with people haggling for price and negotiating for quality. I could spend an entire day just talking to all the customers from different countries to learn how they are preparing these fish.
For the first time, carp have shown up in the market. These are easily 15 pound fish. I forgot to ask how much they cost (next week I will ask).
Here is a fish that has me stumped. Last week a worker told me that it was a barracuda (wrong). This week the owner called it a gar. This is not the gar that I know. I caught many long and short nose gar in Indiana and they have much different scales. These fish have almost smooth skin.
|They have the toothy grin of a gar.|
What do you think? What kind of fish is this? Where is it from?