Fish Veracruz Style Recipe

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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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