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Chilean Cancato Fish

Cancato Fish

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A glorious way to eat fish.

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4


  • 1 large onion or 2 medium ones chopped on a thin half moon
  • 4 pieces of salmon of 200-250 grams each
  • 1 Spanish chorizo cut into 1/2 cm slices
  • 1 or 2 sliced tomatoes
  • 4 slices of Havarti or Muenster cheese
  • salt, pepper, dried Mexican oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 200C or 400F. 
  2. Place 2/3 of the onions on a baking sheet or dish. 
  3. On top of the onion, put the pieces of salmon and season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Place the sausages, tomato, and the rest of the onion on top. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with dried oregano. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes or until salmon is almost done.
    Raw salmon with longaniza, tomato and onion on top
  5. Uncover and place the slices of cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and return to the oven until the cheese is golden and hot.
    Cooked salmon with slices of cheese and oregano.
  6. Take out and serve immediately.
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  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Chilean