Hoja Santa

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Available in: 11 LBS

  • Piper sanctum, a large leaf used in southern Mexico. The hoya santa leaf is typically used fresh for moles, wrappers for tamales and even medicinally as an anti-inflamatory..
  • Hoja Santa is also known as scared leaf, yerba santa, hierba santa, Mexican pepperleaf, acuyo, tlanepa, anisillo, root beer plant, and sacred pepper.
  • 4 filets (about 1 1/2 pounds total) bass, grouper or other firm-fleshed fish, juice of 1 lime, salt and pepper to taste, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped, 1 small white onion, peeled and finely chopped, 1/4 cup dry white wine, 4 large hoja santa leaves.
  • Sprinkle the fish filets with lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. In a small skillet, melt the butter, add the garlic and onion and saute until the onion is transparent. Add the wine and cook until slightly reduced.
    Place the hoja santa leaves on a buttered baking dish, lay a fish filet on each, spoon some of the sauce on each, and fold the leaves over to wrap filets.
    Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Serve each sauce-topped filet on its leaf, folded back..
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