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Fish Tajine (from Chef Suzanne) Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Charmoula marinade made ahead (see recipe in the "Miscellaneous" section of this book).
4 thick lean fish filets or slices, about 8 oz. each (halibut, red snapper, link cod, etc.)
1 to 2 large carrots, sliced very thin
1 lb. red, ripe tomatoes, sliced thin
1 small green and 1 small red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced thin
2 potatoes, peeled and sliced very thin
1 small green or red hot pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced thin
Salt and pepper to taste
2 wedges preserved Lemons, rinsed and drained, pulp discarded, peel sliced thin
A handful of Moroccan or Kalamata olives (pitted)
Fresh cilantro to garnish

Note: Usually I cook the carrots and potatoes for about 5 minutes before slicing them thinly. Otherwise, they may not be cooked when the fish is.

Directions:
Directions:
Rinse the fish and pat it dry with paper towels. Rub one portion of the charmoula marinade into the fish and let it stand at least one hour.
Add cup of hot water and extra saffron to the remaining charmoula mixture.

Preheat the tajine. Spread 2 tbsp. of reserved charmoula over the bottom part of the tajine. Scatter the carrots on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with a little charmoula. Add half the tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes and chili pepper; sprinkle with a little charmoula. Lay the fish over the vegetables and cover with the preserved lemon peel and the remaining tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers in a decorative pattern. Spread the remaining charmoula over all and scatter olives around.

Cover the dish and bake for 45 minutes or until fish and vegetables are done and flaky.
Sprinkle with parsley and garnish with cilantro. Serve warm directly from the tajine.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 to 6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Cooking in a tajine produces amazing, flavorful dishes. This fish tajine with the charmoula marinade is especially delicious. It is a little time consuming, so I always prepare the charmoula the day before. Served with a salad, it's a very elegant dish when you have company.

 

 

 

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