An ideal way to revitalise yourself with a “Mexican Hangover Cure”. It is a seafood cocktail with prawns, crab, clams and mussels with a sauce of clam juice and spicy tomatoes.
Huachinango a la Veracruzana or Red Snapper Veracruz Style is a dish of tender red snapper baked with a delicious red sauce. This recipe is for the sauce and it is really not as complicated as the ingredients list might seem.
The most widely served dish in the state is arroz a la tumbada, which can be found in almost all restaurants that serve seafood in Veracruz. It originated as a poor fishermen’s dish, a way to stretch seafood. It typically contains various fish and shellfish, tomatoes, onions, garlic, green chilli peppers, oil and various herbs, similar to paella. It is closely followed by caldo de mariscos, a seafood soup which is said to cure hangovers.