Spiced Fish with Lemon Pistachio Couscous May 14, 2018

 

This quick and easy recipe is high in protein with a rich source of good fats from the fish and nuts, the perfect meal to make after a long day. Check out the original post here. 

INGREDIENTS:

LEMON PISTACHIOS COUSCOUS

  • 1 cup  couscous
  • 2 tsp finely grate lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, toasted, chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves

SPICED FISH

  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 8 white fish fillets, such as Tarakihi, Snapper or Gurnard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • lemon wedges to serve

METHOD:  

  1. Combine couscous, lemon rind, juice and the boiling water in a medium heatproof bowl. Cover and stand for 3-5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, fluffing with a fork occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small saucepan, add onion and garlic, and cook over medium heat until onion softens. Stir onion mixture, pistachios and mint through couscous. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour and spices in a medium bowl and rub the spice mixture all over the fish.
  4. Heat  the oil in a large non-stick frying pan.
  5. Cook the fish until browned on both sides and just cooked through.
  6. Serve fish immediately with lemon pistachio couscous, lemon wedges and steamed vegetables.

SERVES 4-6

 
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