Easy Mexican Baked Fish

"A very easy and quick fish recipe. I used grouper - but tilapia, snapper, flouder, halibut, or cod would work. I don't suggest a spicy salsa, but something mild that doesn't overpower the fish. Also, make sure to use a good salsa - I used some of my own which I canned, but try to use a quality salsa. And, my apologies for no olives in my picture, but I was serving this to a friend who doesn't eat them and unfortunately her picture was the only one worth posting. But please add them ... they really make the dish."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (194.6 g)
  • Calories 138.7
  • Total Fat - 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 38.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1146 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 13.3 g
  • Calcium - 75.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Fish ... Add the salsa, olives, and white wine to the bottom of a 9x9 square or similar size baking dish (use one that best accommodates the 4 fillets) and mix well. Top with the 4 fillets (room temp - not ice cold) and brush with olive oil, then squeeze the lime juice over the fish and the salsa, and season with salt and pepper. Add 1-2 lime slices on each fillet and cover with foil.

Step 2

Bake ... Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake on the middle shelf until tender and flaky. All fish will take different baking times; thin fish, such as tilapia, flounder, snapper will take about 15-20 minutes; whereas grouper and thicker cuts will take longer - Anywhere from 20-30 minutes. You just need to check on them.

Step 3

Serve ... I like to serve this over plain white recipe, but a yellow rice would be a nice alternative or even polenta. Simply spoon some of the sauce over the fish and garnish with fresh cilantro. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

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Wonderful, easy and delicious. Made as written and definately will be making this again.

review by:
(29 Sep 2014)


I followed the instructions as listed except for not using the olives and this was delicious!! Made for the Alphabet Soup Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(20 Jun 2012)


This was lovely, i used tilapia and medium salsa, served over brown rice. the only thing i did differently was to grate some lime zest over the fish with the juice and salt and pepper. loved the lime flavour and it was a pretty dish. Thanks for posting.

review by:
(7 Apr 2012)