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  1. 4 x 180 g thick white fish fillets , skinned

  2. 1 tbsp lime juice

  3. 1/2 tsp sea salt

  4. 3 tbsp olive oil

  5. 1 onion , finely sliced

  6. 1 clove garlic , finely sliced

  7. 1 x 400 g canned chopped tomatoes

  8. 1 sweet red pepper

  9. 150 ml water

  10. 10 whole green olives

  11. 1 tbsp chopped pickled jalapeño chillies tbsp salted capers , rinsed pinches dried red chilli flakes

  12. 1 bay leaf chopped coriander , for serving

  13. 2 tbsp lime juice

  14. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil freshly ground sea salt and black pepper

  15. 2 shallots , very finely sliced

  16. 2 medium avocado few sprigs watercress

  17. 2 tbsp coriander leaves handfuls tortilla chips

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  1. Mexican baked fish Method 1. For the fish , preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Rub the fish with the lime juice and salt and set aside.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a frying pan, and cook the onion for 10 minutes, until soft and but not coloured. Add the garlic and continue frying for 1 minute.

  3. Add the tomatoes, red pepper and water. Stir to mix and tip in the olives, capers, jalapeno chillies, chilli flakes and bay leaf. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the peppers are tender.

  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Sear the fish for 1 minute on both sides. Place in an oiled baking pan, and spoon the sauce on top.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish fillets - the fish should flake easily when it's ready. While the fish is in the oven, make the salad.

  6. For the salad , whisk the lime juice with the olive oil, sea salt and pepper, and shallots. Cut each avocado in half, remove the stone, roughly cube, and drop into the dressing. Add the watercress and coriander and lightly toss together. Just before serving, crush the tortilla chips in your hands and scatter over the top of the salad.

  7. Garnish the baked fish with chopped coriander, and serve with the salad and a mound of fluffy boiled rice.


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