Scene from "Pasion jarocho" (1949), directed by Carlos Vejar © Producciones Churubusco, Coleccion IMCINE

Whole fish in Mexican green sauce: Pescado en verde

What better recipes to accompany a still from the 1944 film Pasión Jarocho, or “Veracruz Passion?” This classic regional dish od whole fish in Mexican green sauce goes perfectly with the story of lovers in a small Mexican fishing village who seem destined to be kept apart by rumors and jealousy. Will Rosalinda and Hugo ever find […]

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Mexican trout with epazote: Trucha al epazote

Epazote is a characteristic flavor of the central region of Mexico, and especially favored in the cuisines of Puebla and Tlaxcala. It distinguishes this recipe for Mexican trout with epazote. Ingredients 4 small trout, cleaned, scaled and split horizontally, or use 4 to 6 ounce trout filets Juice of 1 lime 4 tablespoons olive oil […]

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Red snapper with Mexican mango sauce: Huachinango con salsa de mango

Mexico’s coastal areas border on the tropical parts of the country where mangos abound, so the combination of fish and fruit is a natural. Filet of sole or grouper would also work well with this recipe. The fish can be either broiled or grilled, either of which is a dry heat method that provides an […]

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Mexican trout with sesame seeds in parchment paper: Trucha empapelada con ajonjoli

The Mexican trout farms in the mountains outside Atlixco have open air restaurants that are crowded with families getting out of the city on weekends. The menus feature trucha empapelada, or en papillote, with a variety of seasonings. This version of Mexican trout with sesame seeds in parchment paper is delicious and unusual. Ingredients 4 whole small […]

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Grilled Tamarind Shrimp: Camarones al Tamarindo a la Parilla

Fish and seafood get a wonderful flavor boost from tamarind. The addition of chipotle chiles and honey make this a good marinade for chicken and pork, too. When using wooden skewers to grill food, remember to soak them first to avoid charring.   1 ½ pounds medium shrimp, peeled 3 ounces tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons […]

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Mexican fish cakes with chile and chia: Tortitas de pescado con chile y chia

Fresh green chile and cilantro add zip to these fish cakes with chile and chia, and potatoes act as a binder, while chia provides a nutritional boost. Ingredients 1 pound firm-fleshed fish filets, poached and cooled 2 cups mashed potatoes 3 finely chopped green onions 1 fresh jalapeño chile, seeded and minced ¼ to ½ […]

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