One of the evenings we spent on the farm we were treated to a traditional dish made with fresh caught "painted fish" from one of the local rivers in the Mineiros area. Prepared in a stew similar to how I have had cod and other fish in Brazil the flavor was wonderful with fresh tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes, it filled the house with a wonderful aroma. The painted fish itself was a little unappetizing to the sight and I was not fond of the mushy blubber like texture. But as the title of the post suggests, regardless of how it looks I am dedicated to give it a try and once I got past those two superficial observations the flavor was good. Afresh water fish without being gamy or fishy. Another delightful local meal served with rice that you must try if you are offered in Goias.