Bizarre Foods: Iquitos, Peru, Pictures

Andrew Zimmern goes off the grid in Iquitos, Peru, in the heart of the Amazon. Go behind the scenes with Andrew as he wrestles giant paiche fish, indulges in grilled coconut grubs and more.

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Andrew Zimmern among produce in Lima

Andrew Zimmern among produce in Lima

Andrew Zimmern and chef Gaston Acurio stand in a "sea" of fresh produce at Surquillo Market in Lima, Peru. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Surquillo Market

Andrew Zimmern at Surquillo Market

Andrew checks out some grub at Surquillo Market. 960 1280

  

Crabs in Lima

Crabs in Lima

Fresh crabs on sale at Terminal Pesquero Fish Market in Lima. 960 1280

  

Giant Diablo (Devil Fish)

Giant Diablo (Devil Fish)

A giant diablo (devil fish) awaits Andrew at chef Gaston Acurio's La Mar Cebecheria in Lima. 960 1280

  

Giant Squid in Lima

Giant Squid in Lima

Andrew checks out a local vendor's giant squid and octopus selection at Terminal Pesquero Fish Market. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern Looks at a Giant Amazon River Snail

Andrew Zimmern Looks at a Giant Amazon River Snail

Andrew and chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino gaze fondly at a giant Amazon river snail. 960 1280

  

River Snail Dish

River Snail Dish

Andrew taste chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino's Amazon River snail dish. The snail is chopped up and served in its own shell with tapioca and turmeric. 960 1280

  

Dead Cuy (Guinea Pig)

Dead Cuy (Guinea Pig)

Peruvian specialty cuy (guinea pig) is prepared at Chifa Ton Kin Sen in Lima's Chinatown. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at La Parada Market

Andrew Zimmern at La Parada Market

Andrew samples some of the local fare at La Parada Market. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Chef Javier Wong

Andrew Zimmern with Chef Javier Wong

Andrew prepares sole ceviche with legendary chef Javier Wong. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern in a Kitchen in Lima

Andrew Zimmern in a Kitchen in Lima

Andrew admires legendary chef Javier Wong's wok skills. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Octopus on His Hands

Andrew Zimmern with Octopus on His Hands

The Pucusana octopus is known to be a stage 5 clinger. 960 1280

  

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