Wednesday 17 October 2012

Sea Bass with Moroccan Style Couscous

I love Moroccan food; it’s one of my favourite types of food to cook. I love the sweet and the savoury aspect of the ingredients and the robust spices. I make my own spice blend but for the fish here I used Ras El Hanout spice blend you can buy at most stores. It’s a simple evening meal and very healthy! Enjoy!

2 sea bass fillets
½ c. whole wheat couscous (you can use regular)
¾ c. vegetable stock (boiling)
½ c. frozen or fresh broad beans
Small handful of dried apricots
Small handful of pistachios
Small handful of dates
½ small onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp. ras el hanout rub

To start:
Prepare the couscous: put the dry couscous in a bowl, and add your boiling vegetable stock and let sit and ignore it until ready to use.
Dice onion, garlic, dates, apricots and pistachios.
In a small pan heat some oil, when hot add the onions and garlic until fragrant turn temperature down.
When onion is softened add the apricots, dates, and broad beans.
Mix around until the broad beans are warmed through. Stirring frequently.

For the Fish:
Take your fillets and sprinkle ras el hanout and salt on them.
Grill in a shallow pan for 4 minutes per side.
When firm to the touch take them out and set aside.

To Finish:
Add the warm onion, fruit and broad bean mixture to the couscous and stir to combine.
Add the pistachios.
Place the couscous on the plate for serving and top with the fish fillet

Super simple evening dinner and very tasty as well! Enjoy!

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