Tuesday, May 8, 2012


"If it gets any hotter, I'm gonna end up being bakalao!"

BAKALAO = dried fish

It isn't a surprise that, back in the day, when we didn't have GPA to keep everything nice and frozen, people salted what would otherwise perish in our hot, humid climate.

Any large fish which is deboned, salted and dried can be called bakalao.  Like fish jerky.

It didn't need refrigeration; it could be easily taken to the ranch or beach; it didn't need seasoning as it was salted; and it didn't need to be reheated.  Fast food before the Golden Arches came to Guam.

And yes, bakalao is borrowed from the Spanish bacalao.

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