This spicy pescado al cilantro recipe is of a Mexican style, but simpler. The sauce is spicy, and the jalapeños are salty, so there’s no need to add salt during preparation.
Spicy Pescado al Cilantro Recipe Summary
Skill Level: Easy
Makes: 4 Fillets
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes
4 fillets of firm, white-fleshed fish, such as flounder, tilapia, cod or haddock
2/3 cup cilantro leaves, rinsed and de-stemmed
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
6 tablespoons pickled jalapeño peppers, with the juice (about 2/3 of a 7-ounce can)
Black pepper to taste
Lemon wedges and additional cilantro leaves for garnish
Preheat the broiler.
Put the cilantro leaves, garlic, and pickled jalapeños with their juice into a blender. Process them into a paste.
Place the fish onto a broiler pan and spread the blended sauce over the fillets. Grind black pepper over them.
Broil for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets, until just cooked through.
Sprinkle additional cilantro leaves over cooked fillets for garnish, and serve with cut lemon wedges.
Published on: July 19, 2010
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