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    Default Sabalo! Sabalo! Sabalo!

    hey all, long time, curious is this a regular offering in Atlantic coast mercados? seems to be making a regular appearance these days in Granada, ate a piece by mistake one day, looked like a chunk or grilled beef, tender but tasteless (sabalo is tarpon)
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    Default Re: Sabalo! Sabalo! Sabalo!

    a better meal I had lately was at a Costena restaurant in MGA, the tortuga ribs were ok tho not something I would order again
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    Default Re: Sabalo! Sabalo! Sabalo!

    Read about a new place serving costena food, near Hotelito Kelly. Yep lot of tarpon in the markets on coast.
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    Default Re: Sabalo! Sabalo! Sabalo!

    An hour ago on FB,
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    I’m still living in the US - I’m a Nicaragua Expat Wannabe! So I just went to the grocery store here in Connecticut to buy lobster tails. Lobster Tails from Nicaragua!?! $33.32 per pound �� It’s the first time I’ve seen a product in this state from Nicaragua. Bit of a markup I’d say!! Each tail weighs just over 1/2 pound.

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    reckon Angie isn't tuned in here but, as you 2 probably know, the export of lobster from Nicaragua is big biz for this small country, just because she hasn't seen Nica labeled lobster, if she ever ate at Red Lobster she has prolly ate some Nica lobster, Nica lobster industry has a log and infamous (nefarious?) history, as a former dive boat captain and commercial spear fisherman from Florida, I have found the horror stories of what these Nica divers have endured just absolutely mind boggling, hopefully things have improved, anyone really interested can find the info out there, I won't go into it (again), here is Nica lobster photo La Prensa runs often and one of the divers at work, note the 80 cu ft aluminum tanks stacked like cordwood on the mothership on the left, man, I tell you, I ate a lot of lobster in Florida but I really REALLY ate lobster during the 3 months I spent on Little Corn when I was shacking up with the cook!
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    There is a documentary on the Miskito Lobster Divers, never have seen it though.


    As you say, may have never bought Nica Lobster in markets but if you have eaten Lobster at a Restaurant, particularly places like Red Lobster you have certainly eaten it.

    This was the 2nd poor Lobster season in a row, the Coast Economy is BAD.
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    I haven't spent as much time as Cookshow and probably others in the east side markets, but I have visited a few. Been to the one in Granada many times. I had heard about people eating Tarpon, but had never seen it. That is too damm bad. Mexico basically wiped out an incredible Tarpon fishery in the 60's and 70's by netting and dynamiting them for cat and dog food additive. All those rivers from Tampico on south had incredible Tarpon fisheries, and they were basically reduced to rare exceptions rather that common. They are a little better now, but still not that common.

    I would hate to Nicaragua go the same way, but they probably will. When Tarpon starts being eaten often it means that the low hanging and decent eating fish are in real short supply.

    The folks in Mexico that I know that have eaten it say it basically sucks and is a PIA to deal with in terms of cooking. Just a real shame.

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