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Hello Friends! It is that time of year when Lent season is upon us. This time of year brings back lots of memories for me. I can remember as a child all of my family having to decide what we would all give up for Lent. Weekends were spent making cascarones out of eggshells (eggshells filled with confetti) to be used in the coming Easter celebration.
During this season, my grandmother would host these fabulous, big family dinners and she was always preparing a wonderful feast. During lent, we did not eat meat on Fridays and yet, she would come up with delicious, meatless dinners.
Fast forward to now, and my sweet abuela is long gone, but this time of year I have many warm memories of the season and feel it is a great time to get the family involved and celebrate together. In the spirit of Convivir (literally translated to “live together”), I am sharing a simple, meatless recipe I developed with for just such celebrations.
My secret ingredient to this delicious meal is using Clamato® Tomato Cocktail in the sauce. If you are not familiar with it, Clamato Tomato Cocktail, it is an authentic tomato cocktail beverage that adds some spice to your parties and get-togethers.
It is the perfect ingredient to add more to your meals and cocktails. Today’s lent-friendly recipe made with Clamato Tomato Cocktail to make a wonderful, rich and flavorful fish with red pepper sauce. This meal comes together easily and quickly so that you can enjoy making moments with your family.
I picked up my Clamato Tomato Cocktail from Walmart the other day. I love that I can find all of my ingredients easily in a single store. I also love that I can find so many beautiful items to go along with my dinner.
I found this adorable pitcher in the Walmart Housewares section. I had to buy it as it is perfect for serving Clamato Tomato Cocktail on its own for serving Micheladas!
Gotta love Walmart for all the great finds! The Clamato Tomato Cocktail can be found in the juice aisle.
The recipe starts with fresh or frozen fish and a lovely crust to hold the fish flavor. The flavor combination of the red peppers, cilantro, and Clamato Tomato Cocktail, make for a lovely sauce the comes together while your fish is baking in the oven. It will give you time to enjoy your family as it does not take long to put together.
Topped with the wonderful freshly made Clamato-based pepper sauce, you will have a memorable meal to enjoy. The bold spices and flavors make this a tasty and meatless Latin-inspired meal idea. The spicy sauce truly complements the tender, crusted baked fish nicely.
Herb Crusted Fish with Red Pepper Sauce
5 tablespoons olive oil
5 red peppers, washed and diced
2 onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
8 cups Clamato Tomato Cocktail
3 cups dried bread crumbs
¼ cup dried basil
¼ cup dill weed
¼ cup parsley
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
12-16 Halibut or Cod steaks cut into serving size.
Line a baking sheet with foil and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Rinse fish and pat dry.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs.
In a second bowl, mix pour bread crumbs.
Dip fish fillets in egg mixture and then coat with bread crumbs.
Place on baking sheet.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake 15 minutes.
While fish is baking prepare sauce on the stovetop.
In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat olive oil, onion, garlic, red peppers, cilantro, basil, parsley, dill and Clamato Tomato Cocktail.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
Simmer for 4-6 minutes.
When fish is done, top with sauce.
Lining the pan and covering the fish in foil while it bakes not only helps with even cooking, it also helps with easier clean up of the pan.
This makes a great red pepper sauce that will feed a crowd. If you have extra sauce, you can use on other foods too. Just store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Do you and your family enjoy meatless meals?