Colombian Fried Fish with Red Wine Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 2 pounds striped bass (or any firm-fleshed white fish such as red snapper, tile fish, etc.) steaks, cut into 4-6 pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch ground allspice
  • 1 cup dry red wine
How to cook Colombian Fried Fish with Red Wine Sauce:
  • Season the fish steaks with salt and pepper and coat lightly with flour, shaking to remove the excess.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and saute the fish until lightly browned on both sides.
  • Transfer to a platter and keep warm. in the oil remaining in the pan (add a little more if necessary), saute the onions and garlic until the onions are soft.
  • Add the tomatoes, bay leaf, cayenne pepper and allspice, and salt and pepper to taste, and saute, stirring from time to time, until the mixture is thick and well blended, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the wine and bring to a simmer. Add the fish and simmer for 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the fish to a warmed serving dish and pour the sauce over it.
  • Serve with steamed rice, potatoes, or any starchy accompaniment.


The Fried Fish with Red Wine Sauce recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
The Colombian name for this recipe is Pescado Frito con Salsa de Vino Tinto.

This recipe for Colombian Fried Fish with Red Wine Sauce serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Colombian Fried Fish with Red Wine Sauce recipe is adopted from The Book of Latin American Cooking 1994.

Main Ingredient: Bass (more Bass recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: South American (more South American recipes)

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