Fish Veracruz Style Recipe


Fish Veracruz Style Recipe

The Fish Veracruz style is unique Veracruz, Mexico and sometimes the dishes there make you think your in Spain, not Mexico. It's also a great low carb dish.


  • 2 1- pound red snapper filets
  • Salt
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 white onions peeled and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes blanched, peeled and chopped (or a 28-oz. can whole tomatoes)
  • 20 large green olives pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers rinsed
  • 2 pickled jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pickled jalapeno juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Corn tortillas warmed


  • Sprinkle fillets with salt and place in a shallow pan. Cut limes in half and squeeze juice all over the fillets. Place lime halves in pan, cover and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook until golden, about 15 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes (break up if canned); cook for 10 minutes. Add olives, capers, jalapenos, jalapeno juice, parsley, rosemary, marjoram, oregano and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper; cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Add fillets and marinade, cover and cook, turning once for 4 minutes per side. Discard bay leaves and limes. Serve immediately with tortillas.

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