Inspired by a traditional Mexican dish, this menu is quick and simple. First, you make the sauce of fresh tomatoes, chilies, onions, garlic, and olives. Then you bake the fish with the sauce until done—I recommend until just flaky—do not overcook!

A few boiled potato wedges with fresh dill and steamed broccoli completes the main course. (And yes, Mexicans DO eat potatoes and broccoli! Also, Mexicans enjoy yeast and quick breads from their local bakeries…it’s not all about tortillas).

I would like to think that our neighbors to the south would also enjoy my suggested dessert. While certainly not a traditional Mexican dish, I think it coordinates nicely with the overall meal.

Halibut Vera Cruz with a sauce of tomatoes, chilies, onions, garlic, and olives
Boiled new potato wedges with butter and dill
Steamed broccoli
Bread Chez Edouard

Chocolate brownies flavored with brandy and iced with cream cheese frosting and
chocolate curls