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Fish Veracruz

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Fish & Seafood
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 personas
Author: Silvia


  • 4 Fish fillets tilapia, cod, halibut or other white fish
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 white onion julienne
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 roma tomato chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper julienned
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper julienned
  • cups crushed tomatoes in juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 green olives
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon oregano


  • Place fish in a deep flat dish, cover with the lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Marinate for 20 minutes (turning fish over after 10 minutes).
  • While fish is marinating, prepare the sauce. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium pot. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft. Add tomatoes, green and yellow peppers and cook for 5 minutes more. Incorporate crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, olives, capers and orégano. Taste for salt. Mix well, cover and cook at medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the last tablespoon of olive oil in a medium pan and carefully saute the fish fillets (without the marinade) 1 1/2-2 minutes per side.
  • Carefully place the fish in the sauce. Or, pour the sauce over the fish in the pan. Cover and cook for 10 more minutes until done.
  • Serve with a side of white rice.


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