Fish with island mojito sauce (Mojito isleno)
  • 1 green plaintain (about 10 ounces), peeled and shredded large, keep in salted water to prevent darkening
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds wild yellowtail snapper or halibut, cut into large bite-sized pieces
  • 1 lime zest
  • Fresh cilantro and lime wedges, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, slivered
  • 1 green cubanela or Anaheim pepper (about 4 ounces)diced small
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
  • 2-3 tablespoons pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced
  • 1 (7-ounce)can tomato sauce
  • 2 roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into thin strips, bottled is fine
  • 2tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, to taste
  1. In a heavy saucepan, mix together all sauce ingredients except fresh cilantro. Cook at medium-low heat until onions and peppers are tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add chopped fresh cilantro before serving (hot or at room temperature).
  2. Drain shredded plantain, pressing well to eliminate excess moisture. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; cook plantain, stirring often, until brown and a little crispy; season with salt. Transfer to serving plate.
  3. Season fish with salt, pepper, and lime zest. In the same pan, sauté fish until it starts to change color. Add just enough mojito sauce (not all of it) to cover fish; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and season to taste.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Fish with island mojito sauce (Mojito isleno)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 382mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 48g 96%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 353 cal, 12g fat (8g mono, 2g poly, 2g sat), 83mg chol, 48g protein, 9g carb, 2g fiber, 382mg sodium