Red Snapper Vera Cruzana Recipe

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Red Snapper Vera Cruzana

Fillets of red snapper smothered in a tangy tomato sauce with olives, capers, raisins and toasted almonds. A delicious fish recipe from Mexico.

Ingredients of Red Snapper Vera Cruzana

  • 2 red snapper fillets (Medium size)
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley

  • For the sauce:
  • 2 blanched tomatoes; 2 cloves garlic; 2 green chillies; Salt (Blend these together to make a fine sauce)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 5-6 green olives, sliced
  • 3-4 green capers
  • 5-6 black olives, sliced
  • 5-6 raisins
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sliced almonds
  • Oregano
  • Black pepper

How to Make Red Snapper Vera Cruzana

  1. Take the red snapper fillets and sprinkle salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley on it. Cover and keep it aside.
  2. In a pan add oil and chopped onion. Saute till onions are pink.
  3. Add the tomato-garlic-chilli sauce and some tomato puree. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add the green and black olives, capers, oregano, raisins, toasted almonds and black pepper. Cook for a minutes.
  5. In an ovenproof dish place the marinated red snapper fillets. Pour the freshly made sauce over it.
  6. Cover with foil. Bake at 180 degrees C for 25-30 minutes.