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Vera Cruz-Style Sauteed Local Cod

sweet & spicy peppers, olives, capers, tomatoes
4.1 stars
(663 reviews)
  • No Gluten Added
  • No Dairy Added
  • No Nuts Added
This is a classic dish from the Vera Cruz area of Mexico with just the right amount of spice. Fresh wild-caught cod is sautéed and served with both cilantro rice and a ragout of sweet and spicy peppers seasoned with fresh oregano, onions, capers, olives, and tomatoes.
Ingredients
  • Pacific Cod
  • Onions
  • White rice
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Red tomatoes
  • Lime juice
  • Capers
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Olives
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Oregano
Nutrition
Servings Per Container: 1.0
Amount Per Serving*
Calories 500
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 1280mg
Total Carbs 73g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 14g
Protein 35g
*Our nutrition data includes all sauces, dressings, condiments, and garnishes included with a dish. If you have specific concerns about sodium, fat, or overall calories, know that we often serve these items on the side so you can add them to taste or leave them out, if you like.

What People Are Saying

2 Stars
Very bland!
5 Stars
Delicious!
3 Stars
Fish was good, but I thought the sauce lacked flavor.
5 Stars
Delicious! I added some black Cuban style beans to my rice and made the perfect dinner plate!
5 Stars
The sauce is to die for.
3 Stars
Not enough to flavor
3 Stars
Very disappointed
5 Stars
This was a lot of food for only 500 calories, great for those of us on a weight loss program. Delicious flavors with just enough spiciness.
3 Stars
Tasty but it arrived undercooked so we had to heat it for longer than directed which dried it out a bit
3 Stars
Fairly bland and lacking in texture.
2 Stars
The whole dish was very bland, and felt like it was really missing something.The cod was bland, the rice unseasoned, and the sauce bland too, not to mention that there wasn't enough of it.
5 Stars
Generous portion - nice and spicy!
5 Stars
Yuuuum!!! Great sauce, good portion!
1 Stars
Quite awful!! I can make it better in my own kitchen - wasted $12+
4 Stars
Good portion but under seasoned.
3 Stars
Other than having to pick out endless onions, this was very nice. Perfect balance of spicy and savory.
3 Stars
A healthy dish and a nice piece of cod - cooked just enough, but overall dish was missing something. Perhaps some acidity would take it to the next level.
3 Stars
I have had better pieces of fish through munchery, this was very small piece and loads of rice. More fish less rice.
5 Stars
Generous servings. Tasty sauce reminded us of piperade. We will order again.
4 Stars
Yummy but less fish this time :( will try again
5 Stars
Very good very impressed with my munchery...
3 Stars
A bit underseasoned but got better as I continued eating it. The sauce has a lot of dimension to it, which made up for the rice and fish being quite bland.
3 Stars
Needs better rice and brown rice option would be nice
3 Stars
The sauce was a little tangy and did not compliment the fish.
2 Stars
Undercooked and smelled rather fishy. I couldn't finish it.
5 Stars
Really liked this dish! Excellent fish - wonderful sauce, and generous portions of everything.
5 Stars
Yum!
5 Stars
My favorite Munchery purchase so far (still new, so haven't tried too many dishes yet). Generous portion and nicely seasoned. A satisfying and healthy meal for sure.
5 Stars
Wow! The flavors are amazing and the perfect level of heat. I would order this dish again and again. And I suggest you do too.
2 Stars
Cold even after heated as prescribed
5 Stars
Very good flavors and a substantial amount of food!
5 Stars
Wonderful! The fish is perfectly cooked and the bright flavor of the peppers is so well balanced.
5 Stars
really impressed with this dish. Portion was large, fish was fresh and cooked perfectly, sauce was delicious. Will order again
3 Stars
Not too amazed about the fish. The sauce was really great though.
5 Stars
This dish was part of our first Munchery order and it was prepared perfectly! This experience definitely made us order Munchery again for the next night!
4 Stars
This was really nice. The fish was a pretty generous portion and a really interesting diversion from the halibut, tuna and salmon I usually have. The side of peppers and tomatoes was great too.
3 Stars
The cod was cooked nicely, but I felt the ragout that accompanied it was a little too much sweet and not enough spicy. Also, the capers gave it a strange, vinegary bite which reminded me of a pickle, but not in a good way. Just didn't work for me.
5 Stars
This was fresh, light and exactly like the picture. I put the peppers on the rice to heat and it was delicious. Definitely interested in ordering this again.
2 Stars
The flavor just didn't work for me. Seemed like there was an herb in there that had a taste that didn't appeal to me, but maybe it will to others. I won't be ordering this particular dish again.
5 Stars
The sauce was so good I could have eaten it with a spoon; fish and rice were fine too.
5 Stars
Great dish! Fish was cooked well.
4 Stars
A very light and tasty meal. I especially liked the sweet and spicy pepper mixture; that would go well on so many things!
3 Stars
Peppers overwhelmed fish, overall not a good pairing - better separately. Probably won't repeat.
5 Stars
This was great. The cod was perfectly prepared, flaky and tasty. The rice was a little hard, but I actually prefer my rice that way - with a little chew and flavor, so I was fine with that. Excellent meal and perfect portion size.
3 Stars
Cod was very good, rice and vegetables quite tasteless. Would love to see some other side dish with the cod.
3 Stars
Fish itself was cooked well, but WAY too salty. Yes, the sauce was delicious. Wish it didn't just come with white rice and no vegetables. Wouldn't order again.
4 Stars
Simple, but very tasty with a nice-sized portion of cod.
5 Stars
yummy!
5 Stars
This is a lovely white fish entrée that is served with a gentle, fresh Vera Cruz sauce that is not too thick or salty.
5 Stars
Light and flaky, super fresh fish with a very complex and delicious sauce. Even after reheating in the microwave it was cooked perfectly. Portions were larger than expected but the real star of this dish was the sauce. Unbelievably good. 5 stars.
5 Stars
Both the fish and the sauce were delicious. I'll order this again.
5 Stars
good balance and fish is tasty
4 Stars
The fish was cooked very nicely and did not get overdone during reheating although the rice seemed to get a little crunchy in the oven (or perhaps it was undercooked). The ragout was really flavorful. Overall a really great dish I would order again.
3 Stars
The pepper ragout was yummy, the sole was very salty, which was a shame. This dish could easily be 4-5 stars, but with the current level of salt on the sole we would not order it again.
5 Stars
Delicious. One or the best dishes we have ordered. Would definitely order again.