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Huachinango a la Veracruzana- Red Snapper with a Spicy Red Sauce

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Tender red snapper baked with a delicious red sauce. This recipe is for a marinade and a sauce, so it's really not as complicated as the ingredients list might seem.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs whole red snapper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • small pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2-3 cloves of garllic, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tomatoes seeded and diced, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 5 jalapenos (canned) roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 10 green olives, quartered

Preparation:

Marinade
If using the whole snapper, clean it and remove the scales but leave the head and tail on for presentation. Prick the fish with a fork on both sides. Lay the fish (or the filets in a single layer in a shallow baking dish. Whisk together the lime juice, salt, pepper, nutmeg and garlic and pour over the snapper. Refrigerate for about an hour.

Sauce
Begin by heating up the oil in a large saute pan over medium heat and start frying the onions. When they are just becoming translucent, add in the garlic and continue to cook for about 1-2 minutes until they are soft. Add in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, bay leaf, oregano, jalapenos, and olives. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes to bring the flavors together.

Cooking
Remove the fish from the marinade and place in shallow baking dish. Cover the fish with the sauce and bake in a 300 degree oven for about 30 minutes turning once. Serves 3-4.

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 5 out of 5
I made it with fish fillets, Member mcpeon

I believe is easy made this recipe with fish fillets , and always add capers and olives

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