PHILIPPINES, PART 2
GRILLING, PHILLIPINES-STYLE (PART 2)
A few weeks ago, we deputized our friend Alex Paman to be on the lookout for Filipino grilled specialties during a planned trip, and he generously shared his photos with us. (For more, see the most recent blog below.) Of the photo above, he says, “Grilled seafood platters are a staple in many of the Philippines’ world-class beach resorts. This one, from Plantation Bay, features scallops, shrimp, mussels, and slipper lobsters.”
Oysters and other shellfish can be grilled upon request
Native tiger prawns can reach lengths of up to 9 inches, and are often butterflied and then grilled.
The fierce mantis shrimp is sold in individual containers (recycled soda bottles) to keep them from attacking each other. Divers approach these formidable crustaceans with caution; these shrimp have even been known to break aquarium glass.