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Yucatán Fish (Tikin Xic)

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Yucatán Fish (Tikin Xic)


Tikin Xic is prepared with a firm white fish, usually Grouper, Drum, or a local variety from the same families (for example Mero).


  • Wash the grouper, pat it dry with paper towels, and salt and pepper it.
  • Mix the achiote paste and bitter orange juice, spread the mixture over the fish, and let it marinate for 3 hours.
  • Place the fish on the softened banana leaf (or foil) and arrange the bell pepper, chile, tomato and onion slices on the fish; sprinkle with oregano, olive oil and beer.
  • Wrap the banana leaf or foil around the fish and place it in an oblong baking dish.
  • Bake the fish in a 350º oven for approximately 40 minutes, or until it flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • In the Yucatan, this is served with purple onion slices marinated in olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Serves 4.

2 Responses

  1. blank jennifer says:

    Wow this recipe looks delicious! Now all I need to do is find a banana leaf 🙂

    • blank admin says:

      Hello jennifer, yes is delicious if you have plans to visit Mexican Caribbean, you must try it! Greetings from Cancun Mexico!

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