Spanish Moroccan Fish


This Moroccan recipe was passed down for generations in my family. We usually serve it on the Sabbath night and holidays. It is a favorite! This dish may be served hot or cold according to taste.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and sliced into strips

  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

  • 4 olives, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ cup ground cumin

  • 3 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt to taste

  • 5 pounds tilapia fillets


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garbanzo beans, bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, and olives; continue to cook until the peppers are slightly tender, about 5 minutes more.

  2. Sprinkle parsley, cumin, paprika, chicken bouillon, and cayenne over the vegetables. Season with salt. Stir to incorporate. Place tilapia on top of the vegetables and add enough water to cover the vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 38mg 192%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1078mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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