Huachinango a la Veracruzana

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Huachinango a la Veracruzana
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Alternative names
Veracruz-Style Red Snapper
Type Main
Place of origin
Mexico
Region or state
Veracruz
Main ingredients
Red snapper (fish)
Cookbook:Huachinango a la Veracruzana  Huachinango a la Veracruzana

Huachinango a la Veracruzana (Veracruz-Style Red Snapper) is a classic fish dish from Veracruz, Mexico.

The dish is a classic example of the cuisine of the southern coastal region of Eastern Mexico.[1] It has been called the signature dish of the state of Veracruz.[2] It combines ingredients and cooking methods from Spain and from pre-colonial Mexico.[3] The use of olives and capers give something of a Mediterranean flavor to the dish, and show the Spanish influence.[4][5]

Traditionally a whole red snapper is used, gutted and de-scaled and marinated in lime juice, salt, pepper, nutmeg and garlic. A sauce is made of onions, garlic, tomato, jalapenos, olives and herbs, and the fish is baked with the sauce until tender.[6] Capers and raisins may also be used.[7] If red snapper is not available, another type of rockfish may be substituted.[8] The dish is traditionally served with small roasted potatoes and Mexican-style white rice.[9][10]

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