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Xochipilli's Roasted Red Snapper Yucatan Style

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“This recipe is from a local Mexican restaurant and this style of preparation is a favorite of Andrew Zimmern, host of the TV show Bizarre Foods.”
1hr 20mins

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  1. The sausage can be stuffed into a natural casing and smoked; it can be frozen or grilled fresh. It can also be served in patties as well. Please allow the sausage to sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours before cooking to allow the flavors to develop. Use half the batch for this snapper recipe, and freeze the rest.
  2. To assemble: Place the oil in a sauté pan over high heat and add the onions, garlic, herbs and spices. Cook for several minutes until onions are glassy. Add the tomatoes and cook until liquid is evaporated. Cool and fold in the corn, lime juice and cheese.
  3. Unroll the banana leaves and cut into 3-foot lengths. Place a fish portion into the third of the leaf nearest you. Place a few tablespoons of raw sausage, crumbled on top of the fish and cover with a few tablespoons of the sauce. Season with salt, pepper.
  4. Fold the fish packages burrito-style, tucking the sides in as you roll up the leaf. Place on a sheet pan, seam side down to prevent unrolling, and bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 40 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Serve with corn tortillas, limes and a good spiky fresh hot chili puree.

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