Recipe: Fish Veracruz
Medically reviewed on June 19, 2018Serves 8
This recipe uses a vegetable sauce — instead of fat — to keep fish moist, flavorful and healthy.
- 2 pounds whitefish fillets, such as tilapia, cod, sole, pollock or halibut
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 small onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
- 1/4 cup jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
- 2 cups fresh salsa or pico de gallo
- 1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped, or 4 teaspoons dried cilantro
- 1 lime cut into 8 wedges
Arrange fish in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Heat oven to 425 F. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeno pepper. Cook and stir occasionally for 2 minutes, or until vegetables are tender yet crisp.
Stir in salsa, tomato sauce, olives and capers. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.
Pour the sauce over the fish and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Remove fish and vegetables from the pan with a slotted spatula. Serve with cilantro and lime wedges.
Nutritional Analysis (per serving)
|Serving Size||About 3 ounces of fish plus 1/3 cup sauce|
|Monounsaturated Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
|Total Fat||4 g|