Fish Veracruz Question ???

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  1. chefbillyb

    chefbillyb

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    I make a Red Clam sauce using a Cioppino type sauce, steam the clams in the sauce and serve with spaghetti. This is a picture of the Spaghetti with Red Clam Sauce. I also use the leftover sauce to make a Fish Veracruz by adding peppers to spice this up a bit. I would like to get more offsetting color for the Veracruz sauce, any ideas????????????/  ChefBillyB

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    I made this last night at home, the plate is a bit messy, please forgive me I was hungry and the garlic bread was yelling at me to take it out of the oven.......................
     
  2. cheflayne

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    Manzanilla olives, capers, golden raisins
     
  3. chefbillyb

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    Hi Chef, I like the Capers and Olives and plan to add Jalapenos. What I was trying to do is get a bit more of a Caribbean look and taste into the dish. I have a spicy seafood favored red sauce with some heat from the Jalapenos peppers, saltiness from the capers and also the flavor of the olives that bring a Mediterranean look to the dish. My wife would kill me if I put raisins in the dish. The last time I made this I was in Mexico and I thought it needed a bit more color, making it look more Caribbean...Chefbillyb
     
  4. cheflayne

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    My wife hates raisins also, too bad as they are definitely Vera Cruz style and add an interesting dimension. I suppose you could add yellow and orange bell peppers.
     
  5. jchenschel

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    Last place I worked, we did a shrimp veracruz.  With black olives, avacado, tomato, cilantro, garlic, tequila.  Don't kno weather it's accurate or not, but it sure was good lol.
     
  6. chefbillyb

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    This is the Blackened Halibut Veracruz, I used the leftover Cioppino sauce and added Julienne peppers and onions, Black olives and capers. I didn't add the Jalapeno, I blackened the fish instead. The entree turned out real nice, full of flavor and a nice change..............ChefBillyB

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  7. durangojo

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    since your wife hates raisins but you still want a bit of ying-yang going on, what about another dried fruit....figs or apricots or sun dried pears...also, manzanilla olives along with the kalamatas.

    joey
     
  8. gunnar

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    Chopped dates would also be a good replacement.
     
  9. chefbillyb

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    Hey Joey and Gunnar, thanks for responding. This dish always picks up the earthiness of the Mediterranean, it's easy to enter those ingredient's. I may be asking to much from this dish, I wanted to stay away from the salsa approach and keep it so it cooks in the tomato base fish/seafood broth. The Caribbean salsa would be easier to accomplish, but then again it would be a different dish altogether...................Thanks Bill

    P.S. Gunnar is the Mod something new ?????????
     
  10. gunnar

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    yep...got asked about a week or two ago and accepted.
     
  11. chefbillyb

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    Best of luck, you will do well...................