Moroccan Cumin Fish, a baked fish recipe that is so simple, flavorful and perfectly flaky. Cumin and garlic spice it up. This baked fish should be in your recipe repertoire.
Moroccan Cumin Fish turns out perfectly every time.
Moroccan Cumin Fish is one of my all-time go-to fish recipes. It bursts with the flavor or cumin and garlic, and the fish is flaky and juicy. I found this healthy fish recipe a long time ago in Moosewood Restaurant New Classics and it was so good, I have been making it regularly since. I really love Moosewood cookbooks.
You make a simple lemon juice and spices mixture, marinate the fish in it for a bit and bake for about 30 minutes. I know you’re gonna love this recipe.
What You Need
This recipe is so easy you don’t need any special tools. A lemon grater, garlic mincer, some knives, a baking dish and some measuring spoons is all you need.
Moroccan Cumin Fish Recipe
Moroccan Cumin Fish
Flavorful cumin-garlic fish. Super easy.
- Spray oil (such as Pam)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1/4 cup parsley sprigs (stemmed and chopped)
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 4 tilapia fish filets (or any mild white fish)
- Spray a medium baking dish with oil.
- Mix the remaining ingredients except the fish.
- Rub this mixture on both sides of the fish and place the filets in the prepared pan.
- Cover the fish with tinfoil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees and bake the fish covered for 25 to 30 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately.
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The Back Story
Awhile ago, Don and I held a luncheon at our house for a group of senior managers from landmine action centers from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Tajikistan and other countries affected by unexploded ordnance. They were in Harrisonburg for a five-week management training conducted by James Madison University’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (where I used to work).
What Is Halal?
It was a fun day, and hosting them for lunch gave me an opportunity to try several new recipes, which I always love to do. Rafak from Iraq had mentioned that he would like to have some fish; he only eats halal, but he says, “All fish is halal!”
Luckily, I did know a bit about halal, which is a term Muslims use to describe how animals are prepared for slaughter. All meat (poultry, lamb, beef) must be blessed by the imam (minister) before it is killed so that it it acceptable to eat. Muslims, of course, do not eat pork. So if you are making a meal that someone of the Muslim faith might eat, please consider making a vegetarian or fish recipe. Unless, of course, you have a grocery store that sells halal meat. We have a couple such stores in Harrisonburg, Virginia, because we have a large Muslim population in the area.
Recipe Nutrition Information
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