Chile-Lime Sauce (Chile-Limón)
In the beautiful area around Lake Catemaco, chile-limon is one of the most popular sauces for seafood. It is served with freshwater and saltwater fish as well as with shrimp and langoustines. At its simplest, the sauce consists of jalapenos pounded with salt and lime juice in a mortar. Some people add tomatillos and cilantro. Zarela Martinez loves every version! Make it as complex or basic as you like; if you leave out the tomatillos and cilantro, the yield will be cut in half.