I published this post forgetting to add any explanatory text. What kind of blogger am I?
Here you see the exterior of El Mercado Central de Abastos in Jerez. It stands on at the commercial center of the city on Calla Doña Blanca. Inside this covered market you'll find more than 100 vendors, the majority of them selling fish and seafood in the center. Surrounding the fish market are fruit and vegetable vendors as well as a few miscellaneous stands.
The view along one side of the fish market. Although Jerez is a landlocked city, it is only about thirty minutes from the ocean. According to the city's website, the fish comes from either Sanlúcar de Barremeda or El Puerto de Santa María. These two cities, combined with Jerez, also happen to form what's known as the sherry triangle.
According to the reliable Internets, marrajo is a type of shark.
These fish look like they were just pulled from the water.
Let's see. Some more marrajo, some tuna, swordfish (pez espada), calamar (squid, as you probably guessed). As for the creepy looking galeras, I'm not sure.
Cazon, or dogfish.
Prawns and more!
The vegetable and fruit vendors are located just outside the fish market. I bought a medio kilo of grapes for less then two euros. Sorry for the blurry shot.
Dried peppers hanging
I couldn't ignore the olives guy in the corner. He let me try the brightly lit variety in the background-verdiales dulces, if I recall. They taste like your typical green olive-a little bitter, a little savory. The ones in the foreground are more bitter, almost medicinal. I bought a quarto of the dulces for a euro. A bargain!
I asked if I could take a photo, and he said, "Yeah, I'm so handsome, right?"