Drunken Fish

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Thaw fish; rinse fish; pat dry.
  • Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, for sauce, if using dried peppers, cut open peppers; discard stems and seeds.
  • Place in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.
  • Let stand 30 minutes to soften.
  • Drain well.
  • Cut the peppers into small pieces. In a blender or food processor, combine tequila and pepper pieces.
  • Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth.
  • In a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic in hot oil until tender.
  • Stir in tomato, oregano, salt, and cumin.
  • Add blended tequila mixture and chili powder, if using.
  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place fish in a greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
  • Spoon about 1/2 cup of the sauce over fish (cover remaining sauce and keep warm).
  • Bake fish, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • Season fish to taste with salt and ground black pepper. I.
  • If desired, garnish with lime slices and oregano sprigs and serve with rice.
  • Pass remaining sauce.
  • Prepare the sauce as directed. Cover and chill for up to 2 days. To serve, place sauce in a covered saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot.