Moroccon Style Fish (Family Recipe)
I'm not a big fan of fish. But my family, especially my father is a huge fish lover. Before marriage, at my parents house, fish was made every Friday. My Dad had made this ritual that Friday lunch should consist of deep fried fish (he loves Sea Bream), daal and rice with a simply onion and tomato salad!
When I got married, fish was never a part of our meals. But now as we started to make changes in our lifestyle, we first wanted to modify our dietary habits. Eating fresh, healthy and organic has now become our priority. So I have now introduced fish to our meals, and we try to consume it at least twice a week! This recipe is my mom's recipe but a very healthy and cleaner version with very less oil!
(For the Fish)
Basa Fish Fillets - 2
Chopped Garlic - 2 tsp
Cayenne Pepper - half tsp
Salt and Pepper - half tsp
(For the sauce)
Onions - 1 large (thinly sliced)
Tomatoes - 4 to 5 large
Pitted and sliced black olives - Half cup
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Capers - 1 tsp
Italian seasoning - Half tsp
Dried parsley leaves - Half tsp
All spice powder - Half tsp
Cayenne pepper - 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Fresh cilantro - a few sprigs
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
For the fish, marinate the Basa with the garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne for half hour. In a pan spray Pam coconut oil, let it warm up and then add the fish. On medium to high heat cook the fish on each side for five minutes, or until it is nice golden brown. Set aside in a plate.
For the sauce, in a pan heat the coconut oil and then add the onions. Fry for a few minutes and then add the garlic, and the rest of the spices mentioned in the list. Now add the tomatoes, olives, capers, parsley, italian seasoning and salt. Let it simmer on low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. Add the lemon juice and mix well. Remove from heat.
Pour the sauce on the fish, and garnish with fresh cilantro! You can squeeze some extra lemon juice on the dish for added flavour. Enjoy!