Fish Hash (Minilla)
Every cook in Veracruz makes a version of this piquant fish dish, and it's often a vehicle for using up the leftovers from a large grilled fish. Some people also turn the hash into a filling for empanadas. This imaginatively seasoned version is Zarela Martinez&339;s favorite. It comes from Tomasa Melendez Hernandez, the guiding light of Las Brisas del Mar, a restaurant in Boca del Rio, just south of the port of Veracruz. The olives, parsley, thyme and other Mediterranean seasonings reveal the strong Spanish influences in Veracruz's cuisine.