This fish made with our “Veracruzana” sauce is a mix of Old World and New World ingredients, combining green olives with tomatoes and morita chiles. This recipe is as quick as it is delicious. In only 20 minutes you can enjoy the incredible flavors of Veracruz at home.

Servings: 4 | Prep time: 5 min | Cook time: 15 min


Fish Veracruz Style


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Fish Veracruz style (Pescado a la Veracruzana)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A very popular dish in the golf coast of Mexico. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
  • 1 jar Molli Veracruz cooking sauce
  • 4 fillets firm-flesh fish (snapper, maji-maji, cod, grouper) You can use Tilapia or catfish but both tend to get mushy faster
  • 2 tbsp butter You can substitute with you preferred oil
  • 1 tbsp capers drained
  1. Rinse fish fillets, pat dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet, add the fillets and brown on both sides (1-2 minutes).

  3. Pour Molli Veracruz sauce over fish. If using capers, add them now, and stir. Cover skillet and cook for 10 minutes or until fish is fully cooked. Serve with rice on the side. Provecho!