Fish Veracruz

Fish Veracruz
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15 min.
50 min.
8 Servings

Fish Veracruz is a traditional recipe from southern Mexico. You'll enjoy the deep flavors in this spicy tomato sauce. Serve with cilantro and lime wedges.


  • FISH
  • 8 (about 1 1/2 pounds total) red snapper or halibut fillets
  • 1/2 cup (about 4 limes) fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup sliced jalapeños
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)
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fish in 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with lime juice and salt. Cover; refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.


oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add wine; cook for 1 minute.

STIR in salsa, tomato sauce, jalapeños, olives and capers. Bring to a boil. Place fish in sauce. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with cilantro and lime wedges.

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This was an excellent recipie. Everyone in the family (except my youngest daughter who thought it was a little too spicy) enjoyed it immensly. I really liked cooking fish in the house without the house smelling like fish.

- Earl Walker from Chicago, Il

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We trtied this recipe several days ago and found it to be far less time consuming than traditional preparations but in no way inferior: it was fast and delicious!

- Tim Johnson from Leeming, Australia, Western Australia, Australia

Review for Fish Veracruz

The recipe sounds very delicious. I will try the recipe my self.

- Stephanie Brown from Newark, De, United States

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 160
  • Calories from Fat: 45
  • Total Fat: 5g (8% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g (3% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 30mg (10% of DV)
  • Sodium: 470mg (20% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 7g (2% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 30% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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