Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or new to coastal cuisines, these recipes offer an authentic glimpse into the vibrant world of Mexican seafood. From the simplest preparations that let the seafood’s natural flavors shine to the complex and aromatic dishes that marry diverse spices, each recipe promises an authentic experience that transports you to the shores of Mexico.

Filete de Pescado

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This filete de pescado recipe delivers on both flavor and texture! The delightful crunch of the Mexican breaded fish complements the tender, juicy interior flawlessly, ensuring a satisfying contrast in every bite. Get Filete de Pescado recipe.

Tacos de Camarón

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These enticing Mexican shrimp tacos (tacos de camarón) elevate any taco night. With crispy shrimp, chunky coleslaw, and creamy chipotle sauce, all wrapped in warm tortillas, they offer a delightful blend of textures and flavors. Get the recipe: Tacos de Camarón.

Tacos Gobernador

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This recipe is the best cheesy shrimp taco, featuring plump shrimp, cheese, chilies, and cream in crispy tortillas. Quick and flavorful, these tacos make for a convenient and delightful choice for lunch, dinner, or a satisfying snack. Get the recipe: Tacos Gobernador.

Ceviche de Atún

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A wonderful dish for summer, this ceviche de atún is a refreshing delight. Crafted with canned tuna, it’s an ideal alternative for those who prefer cooked seafood. This budget-friendly, low-carb, dairy-free, and gluten-free recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare. Get the recipe: Ceviche de Atún.

Mojarra Frita

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A simple Mexican recipe, this recipe features whole fried mojarra fish with a crispy exterior and tender meat on the inside. Served alongside diverse accompaniments, it highlights the affordable yet flavorsome essence of the mojarra. Discover the ease with this recipe! Get the recipe: Mojarra Frita.

Camarones con Crema

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You can have this over rice or pasta, with a side of salad, or make simple but delicious tacos. This quick Mexican shrimp recipe features a creamy, slightly spicy chipotle sauce that adds a hearty, smoky touch in under 20 minutes. Get the recipe: Camarones con Crema.

Pescado A La Veracruzana

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A traditional Mexican dish from the state of Veracruz, served during Lent alongside homemade specialties. It includes fish fillets in tomato sauce with olives, capers, and chilies, offering a hearty and flavorful Mexican dining experience. Get the recipe: Pescado A La Veracruzana.

Ceviche de Pescado

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Fresh fish, lime-cooked with assorted vegetables, is served as an appetizer or main course with tortilla chips or tostadas. This Mexican dish offers a zesty delight of raw fish, lime, veggies, and a spicy kick from chiles, delivering delightful textures and flavors. Get the recipe: Ceviche de Pescado.


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An ideal choice for a Mexican Christmas meal, this hearty stew boasts rich, comforting flavors. Explore this easy recipe for this festive dish, featuring dried cod, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, olives, and capers. Enjoy a delightful Yuletide feast with this step-by-step guide. Get the recipe: Bacalao.

Tacos de Pescado

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Battered fish in charred corn tortillas, adorned with vibrant coleslaw and zesty chipotle crema. A delightful fusion of textures and flavors, this Mexican delicacy embodies the essence of coastal indulgence. Get the recipe: Tacos de Pescado.

Caldo de Pescado

Caldo de pescado, aka Mexican fish soup, served in deep plates with lime wedges on the side.
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A Lent-favorite Mexican fish soup combines tender fish and vegetables in a hearty broth infused with chilies, tomatoes, and spices. Its distinct flavor comes from a spicy tomato sauce, typically made with chile guajillo and chipotle, offering unparalleled comfort. Get the recipe: Caldo de Pescado.

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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