Red Snapper Vera Cruzana Recipe

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Red Snapper Vera Cruzana
How to make Red Snapper Vera Cruzana
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Red Snapper Vera Cruzana Recipe: 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 Medium red snapper fillets
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tomatoes (blanched) and 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 almonds, sliced
  • A pinch of Oregano
  • A pinch of 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.
Key Ingredients: red snapper fillets, lemon (juiced), Salt, Black pepper, Parsley, tomatoes (blanched) and cloves garlic; 2 green chillies; Salt (Blend these together to make a fine sauce), Olive oil, onion, tomato puree, green olives, green capers, black olives, raisins, toasted almonds, Oregano, Black pepper