Spiced Fish with Couscous

As this recipe shows, it is easy to make your own spice mix. And the best thing about it is that you can vary the ingredients to suit yourself, so it can be as mild or hot as you like.

Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
4servings 15minutes 15minutes 15minutes marinating
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 15minutes marinating
Servings: servings
Servings: servings
  1. Combine the lemon zest, cumin, coriander, pepper, paprika and salt in a small bowl, mixing well. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the spice mix for the couscous. With the remaining, gently rub the spice onto both sides of the fish and allow them to sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the couscous. In a large bowl, combine the couscous and water. Allow this to sit for 5 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed, then gently fluff with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well. Set aside, covered, while the fish is cooking.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add the oil and cook the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  4. To serve, place a mound of couscous onto each plate and top with a fish steak. Serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze over the fish.
Recipe Notes

Tip: This is a mildly spiced dish. If you like, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of the mild paprika for some chili powder for a hotter dish.

Per serving: 552 calories, 23 g fat (7.5 g saturated), 48 g protein, 36 g carbohydrate, 7.5 g fibre