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IbizaFoodie | April 22, 2021

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The 'Raor' rush | IbizaFoodie

The ‘Raor’ rush

A week ago the was the fishing season opening for the ‘Raor’. That means that hundreds of fishermen go out to fish when this date arrives to get their prized delicacy. This fish also called Loritos or Galanes, is a real attraction for amateur fishermen mainly because it is highly valued at Ibizan kitchens.

This is one of the most beautiful fish in our Mediterranean sea, it lives in sandy bottoms and when they feel threatened they bury under the sand. They feed on shellfish, have some sharp fangs and fishing it is lot of fun beacuse bites and strongly resists.

His flesh is pure white and only has the backbone, making it very suitable for babies and the elderly, also one of the most valuable aspects of this dish are its crunchy flakes that resemble to the mullet.

So now we will tell you the traditional recipe ‘fried raons’:

Ingredients:

  • Raons
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Special frying flour

Elaboration:

Let’s start by cleaning and rinsing them well, prepare a pan with oil to heat, meanwhile salt and flour the fish. It is recommended to use a special flour to get that crunchy touch.

raor-frito

When the oil is hot enough, we put the fish to fry for about 2 minutes depending on size. Then we turn them and fry on the other side for another 2 minutes.

We take them out and drain well, and then put them on absorbent paper to reduce the amount of oil.

And now you’re ready to enjoy!