Mexican Recipe with Tequila: Modern "Manchamanteles"

por Karina Sánchez Karina Sánchez | Jan 7, 2022 7:05:09 PM

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Manchamanteles literally means "tablecloth stainer" and it is a very typical Mexican dish. It is made with fish and fruits (mamey and apple). It also has some goat cheese in it, which makes its flavor a very particular one. If all these flavors weren't enough, that extra Hornitos® Silver Tequila touch certainly makes it a very special dish, one that will surely become a favorite.

This recipe serves 2 people and it is prepared in 70 minutes.

But what exactly is a Machamanteles? Lacquered slice of Huachinango in an apple and jamaica flower compote, garnished with an apple, mamey and roquefort cheese quenelle.

Sounds fancy, right? Well, wait no more, we here share our exotic Mexican recipe with tequila with you:


Hornitos Plata

  • 500 g Huachinango slice or fillet
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 20 ml Olive oil


  • 100 g Jamaica Flowers (Hibiscus)
  • 300 ml water
  • 5 Tsp sugar
  • 125 ml concentrated fish broth


  • 50 ml Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 10 g butter
  • 1 piece of Mamey (you can use papaya instead if you can't find mamey)
  • 3 apples
  • 125 g Brown sugar
  • 100 g Goat cheese
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon



Clean the fillet and cut into 200 to 250 g slices. Season with salt and pepper, sear with oil and set aside.


Boil the jamaica with the water until it releases flavor and color. Remove the jamaica leaves and add the sugar. Cook over low heat until reduced to a 50% and set aside.

Cook the fish stock on low heat until its reduced to a 50% of your initial preparation.

Mix both reductions and once again cook over low heat until its consistency is of a 50%.

When the sauce is thick, glaze the fish with it and bake for 20 minutes in the oven (110 ° C/ 230 ° F).


Peel the apples and the mamey and remove their heart. Chop them into small pieces and set aside.

Place the butter in a saucepan until it melts and add the brown sugar. Then add the chopped fruit and beat until mashed. Add Hornitos® Silver Tequila and cook until the mixture hardens. Season with goat cheese and cinnamon, set aside.


Use a spatula as if it was a brush and "paint" the dish with the garnish puree. Place the Huachinango on top of it.


Hungry for more exotic Mexican dishes made with tequila? Here are some more for you to try:

Apple Chutney Salmon with Tequila

Salpicón (shredded meat)

"Antojito de la esquina"

Tatemadillo Chicken with Tequila.

Peppered Medallion Steak

Come and visit Casa Sauza, our chef will prepare the best tequila-based dishes  you'll ever have. Have a tequila-based dish right at Tequila, Jalisco!

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