Fish from tipitapa (pescado a la tipitapa)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Sea bass, red snapper
1 x Or similar fish
½ cup Onion, sliced
¼ cup Tomato, sliced
½ cup Sweet red pepper, sliced thi
1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
½ teaspoon Sugar
½ cup Water
¼ cup White table wine
2 teaspoons Corn oil
3 tablespoons Cornmeal
¼ cup Corn oil
1 \N Bay leaf

Bone fish. Cook the onion, tomato, sweet pepper, Worchestershire sauce, sugar and water together over moderate heat for 10 minutes.

Add the wine, oil and bay leaf and cook for 5 minutes more. Set the sauce aside and keep warm.

Toast the cornmeal in a dry skilllet for about 2 minutes, or until the odor is released and the color changes.

Heat the oil in a skillet over moderate heat. Roll the fish liberally in the cornmeal and fry in the oil until slightly crisp, about 5 minutes on each side. Turn the fish only once. Remove and drain on paper towels for a moment.

Pour the warm sauce over the fish. Serve warm.

Source: False Tongues and Sunday Bread by Copeland Marks

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