huachinango veracruzana

Huachinango a la Veracruzana

Last Updated on 13/10/2021 by richard

Huachinango a la Veracruzana (Veracruz-Style Red Snapper) is a classic fish dish from Veracruz, Mexico.

This is a fantastic dish for sharing, wonderful aromas, gorgeous colours, remember as the French say “you eat with your eyes”.

fish fillets in veracruzana sauce

Huachinango a la Veracruzana

Firm white fish fillets in a classic Mexican sauce.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 388 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 600 g Red Snapper fillets or alternative firm fish
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 300 g white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 tomatoes diced
  • 100 g Manzanilla olives some sliced, some whole
  • 50 g capers whole
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 30 g flat parsley coarsely chopped
  • 50 g Jalapeños pickled, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Dry the filets and season with salt and some freshly ground black pepper
  • Drizzle with the lime juice, cover and refrigerate for one to four hours
  • Preheat oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4
  • In a large pan heat the extra virgin olive oil and cook the onions until translucent, about five minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, bay leaves, capers, olives, and ½ of the parsley and cook for 5 minutes until the tomatoes are tender.
  • Spread ½ of the tomato mixture on the bottom of a casserole and lay the fillets on top skin side down. Spread the rest of the tomato mixture over the fillets, cover tightly and place in the oven.
  • Cook for 30 minutes or until the fish is thoroughly cooked.
  • Uncover the dish. Sprinkle the top of the filets with the rest of the parsley and the pickled Jalapeño slices.
  • Serve immediately over white rice. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 34gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gFiber: 5gSugar: 9g
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