This is, by all odds, Veracruz’s most celebrated contribution to world cuisine. The salsa a la veracruzana is too wonderful to be used only with red snapper, but there’s no denying that the combination is inspired. The olives, capers, and pickled chiles are the perfect foil for the delicate flesh of the fish.
Luckily, red snapper happens to be one of the best and most readily available fish in many parts of the United States. But if it doesn’t look good in your market on any