This delicious healthy dish common to North Africa, particularly Morocco, is one of my favorites when entertaining guests. The wonderful spices blended with fresh vegetables and fish is a crowd pleaser. The fish is marinated in a chermoula sauce to soak up all the wonderful spices prior to cooking. This dish is prepared in a traditional method in a ceramic tagine, but can be prepared in a heavy lidded pot. This dish as it cooks emits some of the most wonderful smells throughout the house. Serve with couscous or rice and crusty bread to mop up all the wonderful sauce!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chermoula Marinade:
Fish Tagine:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, ginger, cumin, salt, and saffron in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add cod and mix well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot or tagine. Layer onion rings, carrot matchsticks, and potato slices in the pot in that order. Remove cod from marinade and spread evenly over potatoes. Cover cod with green bell pepper rings and tomato strips. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cilantro on top. Pour marinade over cilantro.

  • Cover pot tightly and cook over low heat until potatoes are tender and cod flakes easily with a fork, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

This dish goes well with a crispy chilled Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 23.1g; carbohydrates 22g; fat 21.4g; cholesterol 40.9mg; sodium 289.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2018
Excellent balance of flavours. Really easy to prepare. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2020
Kinda boring. It nearly enough spice in the recipe to make it interesting. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2017
The flavor was great. After the suggested hour of cooking time the potatoes were still too firm so I let it simmer another hour and it came out great especially on top of couscous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2018
Excellent balance of flavours. Really easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2017
The cod was cooked to perfection flaky but not fall apart. This emits amazing aromas while it's cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
Absolutely loved this recipe Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2020
Kinda boring. It nearly enough spice in the recipe to make it interesting. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2019
We are on diets here so I followed the directions to the letter. There were no delightful smells while cooking. The only flavor was the cod the spices added nothing. It seemed like a waste of the Cod. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2019
what a wonderful dish. The prep-time takes a while but the flavors are amazing. I added more cilantro and more ginger and spices to the recipe than it calls for which intensified the flavors even more. Love this dish. You can substitute the potatoes with cauliflower rice I will try couscous next time. Read More
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