This salsa is one of the most evident examples of the Mexican cuisine’s miscegenation, especially when we place ourselves in the state of Veracruz, where the European influences fused with Prehispanic ingredients and techniques.
The Veracruz style salsa consists of a tomato salsa that is enriched with a number of ingredients that the Spaniards brought to Mexico; which started to popularize in Mexican dishes. The salsa is prepared with typical Mexican ingredients and the ingredients that are annexed, on behalf of the Spaniards, are the olives, capers, oregano, garlic and oil.
It can be said that the salsa is very condimented and in each bite you will find different consistencies and textures. Its flavor is exquisite, its consistency is very thick and as it can be imagined is the salsa that is used in the Veracruz style fish. It can also be used on another type of fish or even on some shrimps.
About the Recipe
The preparation of this salsa is tedious but it is not complicated.
To make the salsa olives are needed and we recommend buying them pitted.
Another ingredient that is used in the salsa is the banana pepper. It is very important to use them pickled because they give a very good touch to the salsa.
The total preparation time is of but while the salsa cooks (30 minutes) you will almost not work in the recipe.