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Huachinango a la Veracruzana (Red Snapper a la Vera Cruz)

4 servings

You will need
4 red snapper fillets
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 cups tomato purée
¼ cup capers
½ cup green olives stuffed with pimento
2 yellow chiles in vinegar (optional)
3 tablespoons oil
salt and pepper
lemon and parsley as garnish

Sauté onion in hot oil until transparent. Add tomato purée, salt and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes. Add fish, capers, olives and chiles. Simmer over low heat 15 minutes or until fish is done and the sauce is thick. Garnish with lemon and parsley.

© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1975

Mexicali Chicken

2 1/2- to 3-pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
2 tablespoons salad oil
1 bottle (7 ounces) spicy sauce for tacos*
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon instant minced garlic
1/4 cup instant minced onion
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)

Wash chicken and pat dry. Heat oil in large skillet. Cook chicken in oil over medium heat about 15 minutes or until brown. Drain off fat.

Mix sauce for tacos, water, salt, oregano, instant garlic and instant onion. Pour over chicken. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.

Place chicken in ungreased baking pan, 9x9x2 inches, or in ovenproof serving dish. Cool. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and refrigerate about 8 hours.

Heat oven to 400°. Bake uncovered 40 minutes, removing cover last 20 minutes. 4 or 5 servings.
*If spicy sauce for tacos is not available, omit water and mix 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 5 drops red pepper sauce and 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice.

Marinating overnight allows the flavors to permeate. A convenient do-ahead.

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Quick Tostados


1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon taco sauce
8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
Salt and pepper
3 cups corn chips
2 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
1 1/24 cups shredded Jack cheese
1 1/4 cups chopped tomato
1 Avocado, sliced
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
2/3 cup sour cream

Brown beef in a skillet; drain off fat. Add onions, taco sauce, tomato sauce and water; mix thoroughly and simmer 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Assemble salads: spread 2/3 cup corn chips on individual plates. Arrange meat mixture, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, avocado and olives over chips. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream. NOTE: Just for fun, place ingredients in separate dishes and let each person assemble his own tostado.

Serves 5

Preparation time: 30 min.
Approximate calories per serving: 450

Quick Tostados
Refried Beans
Fresh Fruit Platter

©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.