Pompano Wrapped in Hoja Santa

Pámpano en Acuyo

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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Pompano is one of the great fish of veracruz. Specimens of three to four pounds are not uncommon, and the beautiful silvery creatures glistening on ice are one of the most enchanting sights in fish markets everywhere in the state. Perhaps the best-loved way of cooking it is in parchment or aluminum foil packets lined with hoja santa (popularly called acuyo in many districts). This is not a case in which dried hoja santa can be substituted for the fresh green leaf in all