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Fish in Garlic Sauce – Pescado al Mojo de Ajo

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Fish in Garlic Sauce – Pescado al Mojo de Ajo is a superb recipe that has a hit of garlic without blowing your mind. Surprisingly, the flavour is present but incredibly subtle. This way it does not overpower the fish. Whilst this main dish recipe says bass or catfish, I must admit, I use haddock often and it works perfectly. The fish is strong enough to carry the flavours. This Mexican dish goes so well with a traditionally British recipe, Mashed Potato. The sauce mixes with the potato incredibly well and creates an additional texture. This is a hearty meal for everyone.

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Fish in Garlic Sauce - Pescado al Mojo de Ajo

Superb recipe blending firm white fish with a soft garlic sauce. The experience will leave you wanting more.
4.57 from 37 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Sauce, Seafood
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 290kcal



  • Drizzle the fish with lime juice, sprinkle with salt, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a skillet over moderate heat and saute the garlic until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Dredge the fish fillets in the flour mixture, shake off the excess, and saute in the butter and oil mixture until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
  • Transfer the fish to a serving platter.
  • Add the reserved garlic, lime juice, and parsley to the pan and stir to loosen the brown bits in the bottom of the pan.
  • Spoon the sauce over the fish and serve immediately.


Superb recipe that has a hot of garlic wothout blowing your mind.
  • The all purpose flour should be seasoned with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Ideal fish for to be cooked include Bass and catfish amongst others.


Sodium: 71mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 61mg | Cholesterol: 23mg | Calories: 290kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 20g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 25g