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The delight of the fish made like cochinita pibil. This fish is a dish of Yucatecan origin. A jewel of Mexican cuisine that you have to try. It is perfect for Lent or for any of your events. Prepare this different and incredible option.
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8 portions
  • 2 kilos grouper fillet
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 lemons
  • 150 grams achiote
  • 5 sour oranges
  • 1 banana leaves
  • 200 grams onion powder, in rajas
  • 200 grams tomtato, in rajas
  • 200 grams sweet chili pepper, in rajas
  • 4 twigs epazote
  • 150 grams lard, or vegetable oil


The fish fillets are cleaned.
The following mixture is prepared: lemon juice with salt, pepper and garlic. Then the steaks are passed in it for a few minutes.
After the achiote paste is prepared, it dissolves with the juice of the oranges, until leaving a spreadable paste. It is necessary to avoid that the pasta is very watered down.
Then marinate the fish with achiote paste and rest for at least an hour.
While the fish is marinated, take the banana leaf, clean it and go through the fire of a stove, very slightly. This to be more manageable the sheet for the next step.
After letting rest, make a base with the banana leaf, to wrap the fish (as if tamales will be made). The portion of fish is to your liking.
But before covering it, add the tomato, onion, sweet pepper, epazote, and add two teaspoons of butter or oil.
Once the ingredients are placed, they can be wrapped with aluminum foil to prevent the ingredients from spilling out.
Bake approximately 45 minutes.


It is placed on a flat plate with everything and leaf. And it is accompanied with a very Yucatecan sauce known as X'nipek and refried black beans with tortilla chips.


Instead of fillets you can use whole fish cut sideways.

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Ratings (4)
Julia Prieto
09/12/2020 20:29:25
No me gusta la receta porque se debe hacer con pescado entero no con filete,y es a las brasas
Kikina Novelo
15/10/2019 12:42:13
Yo le pongo una lata de cerveza y queda exquisito 👍👍👍👍
Marisa Prieto
24/02/2019 00:20:36
¿Como es la cebolla en polvo en rajas?
Rosario Quiroz
13/04/2013 16:34:16
Variación A los que como a mi no les guste, no puedan o no quieran usar el horno, les recomiendo al vapor en olla express!

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