On our trip back from the community, we were offered the opportunity to fish for Pacu (Giant Piranha) using local fishing techniques. We first had to fish sardines from a little stream so that we could use them as bait to catch the bigger fish. We set out by rubber boat to find a spot where we could fish for the Giant Pirahna.
It seems that neither of us have a fisherman's instinct - even with our guide's help, we both still came up empty-handed. Fortunately for us, the American couple that we were with managed to catch 2 Pacu and a Trout.
The following day, we opted to help our cook prepare the fish for lunch. But first, we needed to find some Bamboo in the rainforest and bring it back to camp.
With our cook's help, we prepared the Pacu in 2 different ways: some in Bamboo, and some wrapped in giant leaves. The recipe was quite simple - marinate the pieces of fish in lemon and salt, stuff the fish into the bamboo / wrap in the leaves, and then cook the fish over the open fire for a couple of hours. Despite the marinade being the same, the taste/texture actually varied quite a bit between the 2 different preparations. The results of both were really good - juicy, light, and very tasty!