Veracruz style Fish


Olive oil Onion Garlic Tomatoes Pickled jalapeño Dried oregano Bay leaf Olives Capers drained Tilapia fillets Salt Pepper


The sauce for Veracruz-style Fish is so flavorful that will take away that yucky frozen fish flavor.

I used Frozen Tilapia


I used fresh tomatoes, but you can also use a can of stewed tomatoes to make this recipe.

Dice the Tomato


Chop the other ingredients as well, just to add them to the pan and cook them.

Slice the Olives


Mash the tomatoes, add pickled jalapeños, oregano, bay leaf, olives, and capers. Let everything simmer for 2 minutes. Season the fish with salt and pepper.

Cook all the ingredients


On the left is chile güero. It’s a milder chile and not very spicy. Traditionally, Fish Veracruz uses this chile. To substitute it, use pickled jalapeño instead.

Don't forget pickled jalapeños


Serve with a side of rice, veggies, and lime wedges. The Pescado a la Veracruzana come out just as tasty.

Serve and enjoy!

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