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Ecuadorian food: Pescado al Ajillo or Fish in Garlic Sauce

Ecuadorian food: Pescado al Ajillo or Fish in Garlic Sauce

One way to experience a country is by eating the traditional dishes, and Ecuador has a lot to offer when it comes to gastronomy due to the diversity in the country.

Due to its location, the country has bountiful seafood, fruits, and vegetables, making eating an important part of the experience tourists get when visiting.

Today we want to share with you one of the traditional most tasty dishes that we have here in the Coastal region of Ecuador.

About pescado al Ajillo or Fish in Garlic Sauce

Pescado al ajillo is one of the top traditional dishes in the Ecuadorian Coastal region.

This tasty dish is made with fish and a delicious sauce made with butter, garlic, white onion, white wine, and heavy cream.

 

Ecuadorian food Pescado al Ajillo or Fish in Garlic Sauce (2)

 

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What it tastes like

This delicious dish can be tasted at the beach and in main restaurants in Ecuador serving traditional food from the country.

If you are more fond of shrimp or other seafood, you can also find this dish with other seafood options.

 

 

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How and where to eat it

Pescado al ajillo can be served as a starter or as a main dish, and it is commonly served with rice and patacones.

Rice will absorb the yummy sauce perfectly and patacones will provide the additional flavor that is traditional of most dishes in the region.

 

Ecuadorian food Pescado al Ajillo or Fish in Garlic Sauce (2)

 

 

While doing research for this blog post, I learned that this dish has its origins in Spain. Al ajillo dishes are found in the center and South of Spain.  After all, we are due to have some influence from Spaniards.

 

If, on the other hand, you want to make this dish at home, there is a tasty recipe here: https://www.laylita.com/recipes/seafood-in-a-creamy-garlic-wine-sauce-al-ajillo/

 

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