Irresistible Summer Seafood Specialties

By Jordana Rothman - 2013-08-23T16:32:53Z

Photograph Courtesy of La Camaronera

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Pan Con Minuta at La Camaronera


You’ll notice the tail first—a delicate fin peeking out of a squishy bun, as if the creature inside had been trapped mid-swim. It’s a primitive touch; a reminder that there’s something authentic and exciting happening at La Camaronera—despite the dubious seal of approval from Food Network featherbrain Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2010. The sandwich (pan con minuta in Little Havana parlance) is a butterflied slab of snapper, seasoned with lemon and cumin, then battered, fried, and plunked tail and all into a soft Cuban roll. Topped with diced onions, ketchup, and tartar sauce, the austere snack is more delicious than it has any right to be at a measly five bucks a pop.

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