Yield
4 servings

If red snapper isn't available, use perch, trout, sea bass, or any white fish fillets your fishmonger recommends. If you can't find the achiote (annatto) seeds, omit them; the vegetables and juices will still be a zesty garnish. Store lefotovers in the refrigerator for sandwiches, salads, or tortilla toppings.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil, and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; discard bay leaf, and stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt. Pour into a bowl; let stand 2 hours.

Step 2

Sprinkle remaining salt and pepper over fish. Arrange 2 1/2 cups spinach in a vegetable steamer, and top with fish. Arrange remaining spinach over fish. Steam, covered, 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Step 3

Divide spinach and fish evenly among 4 individual plates, and top with pickled vegetables and juice mixture.

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