While I was cooking this recipe, I was on the phone with my Aunt Nono. She lives in the historic and beautiful town of Veracruz, a large sea port city on the Gulf of Mexico, where seafood plays a main role in the local gastronomy. This dish is so famous in Veracruz that it’s served in almost every seafood restaurant in the area. The recipe is easy to make once you have your ingredients ready, including the roasted tomatoes. My phone call with my aunt started when I was roasting the tomatoes, and before I realized it, the meal was ready and I had to tell her that I needed to hang up because dinner was already on the table.