Recipe courtesy of Yaxche Maya Cuisine
25 min
15 min
10 min
4 servings


  • 15 pieces lime, juiced
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/6 package (3 5/7-ounce) package axiote (Annato)
  • 4 pieces fish fillets, any bones removed
  • 1 banana leaf
  • 3 pieces sliced green peppers
  • 1 piece sliced red onion
  • 3 pieces sliced tomatoes
  • Grilled green beans, for service, optional
  • Cooked rice, for service, optional


For the Axiote sauce:

Stir the lime juice with garlic, salt, pepper and axiote. Set aside.

For the fish:

Marinate each fish fillet in axiote sauce for 5 minutes.

Open the banana leaf, cut it in 4 pieces and equally place some of the vegetables and fish. Close it up as if it were a package and bake in a preheated 330 degree F oven for 4 minutes on each side.

Serve it with grilled green beans and rice, if desired.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

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