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Chermoula fish couscous. Couscous prepare with chermoula spice

Red Chermoula Fish With Couscous

Abi Olayiwola
Red chermoula fish with couscous is a delicious dish which was inspired by the fish tagine, a popular Moroccan dish. The chermoula adds a complex depth of sour and salty flavours to this dish
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marinating time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine African, North African
Servings 4
Calories 590 kcal

Ingredients
  

Red Chermoula

  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups Fresh Coriander or 1 large bunch
  • 1 cup Parsley or small bunch
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin oil
  • Salt to taste

Red Chermoula Fish With Couscous

  • 4 tablespoons Red chermoula
  • 2 fillets Cod or any white fish
  • 1 Onion small, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 can Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can Chickpea
  • 1 cup Couscous
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

Red Chermoula

  • Juice the lemon.
  • Peel the garlic.
  • Remove the stalk from the peppers and cut into smaller pieces.
  • Wash the parsley and coriander; and cut off the lower part of the stems.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Puree until you are happy with the consistency. If you want a smoother sauce, you may need to add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Transfer into a bowl and refrigerate.

Red Chermoula Fish With Couscous

  • Marinate the fish in chermoula for 15 mins
  • Add the oil to a saucepan under low heat and pour in the onion.
  • Cook the onions until translucent.
  • Pour in the chopped tomatoes and the chickpeas. Add a cup of water.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the red chermoula and some salt to taste if needed. Cover the pan and allow to cook for 10 mins.
  • Add the chermoula spiced fish and allow to cook for 5 mins.
  • Pour in the couscous. Turn off the heat and keep the pan closed.
  • Allow the couscous to rehydrate and soak up all the liquid. This should take 5-10 mins.
  • When the couscous is soft, fluff up with a fork to separate the grains and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 590kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 29gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 532mgPotassium: 1096mgFiber: 11gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 4055IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Chermoula
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