Huachinango a la Veracruzana

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

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

It has been called the signature dish of the state of Veracruz.[1] It combines ingredients and cooking methods from Spain and from pre-colonial Mexico.[2] The use of olives and capers give something of a Mediterranean flavor to the dish, and shows the Spanish influence.[3][4]

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.[5] Capers and raisins may also be used.[6] If red snapper is not available, another type of rockfish may be substituted.[7] The dish is traditionally served with small roasted potatoes and Mexican-style white rice.[8][9]

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