Middle Eastern Fish Baked With Cous Cous


So my first Wednesday dish was fish and I tried Middle Eastern Fish.  We don’t eat a lot of fish and so I wanted to try to add this into the diet more.

This dish was pretty simple to make and having the Taste app on your phone means the shopping list is right there.  The instructions are easy to follow for the novice cook like myself.  I added some beans and carrots to mix so we all had some veggies.

The kids actually really enjoyed it which was great as it’s important to add fish to their diet.

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Middle Eastern Fish Served With Cous Cous

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoon sweet paprika

Pinch of chilli powder

375ml (1 1/2 cups) passata (tomato pasta sauce)

250ml (1 cup) Campbell’s Real Stock Chicken


Step 1

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, paprika, cumin, ground coriander and chilli powder and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until aromatic.

Step 2

Add the passata and stock, and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the fish in a shallow ovenproof dish. Pour over the passata mixture. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork

Step 4

Divide the couscous among serving plates. Top with the fish mixture. Spoon over the yoghurt and sprinkle with pine nuts. Top with coriander sprigs to serve.

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  • Reply Deja 20/07/2016 at 1:47 pm

    This looks delicious!! I love cous cous, it’s definitely a regular side in our house.

  • Reply Casey 20/07/2016 at 9:41 am

    Love cous cous and this recipe sounds fantastic! Will try!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 20/07/2016 at 10:27 am

      Oh good! Let me know what you think! We often eat chicken and vegetables and it is so nice to have a few different ways to do the chicken. 🙂

  • Reply Maya 15/07/2016 at 12:01 am

    yum! This looks great… simple but delicious! I love cooking with Cous Cous… it’s just so quick and easy!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 17/07/2016 at 2:59 pm

      Yes cous cous is great! Hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we did! 🙂

  • Reply Kyla Matton Osborne (#RubyWriter) 14/07/2016 at 10:53 am

    This sounds so delicious! I like the yogurt and pine nut garnish 🙂

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 14/07/2016 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you!! I agree that this just finished off the dish nicely ?

  • Reply Maggie Unzueta 14/07/2016 at 8:05 am

    Oh my! This looks so yummy and easy to make too. Will have to try it out.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 14/07/2016 at 10:01 am

      It was really delicious! Great flavours! Hope you like it too ?

  • Reply alison 14/07/2016 at 4:56 am

    This sounds so delicous!! I might try but with tofu. Do you think that would work?

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 14/07/2016 at 10:00 am

      I think tofu could work too. The fish we used was a fairly mild flavour so I think it would taste good. I would be really interested to find out how it goes so let me know!

  • Reply Lauren 14/07/2016 at 3:06 am

    This would be great for a nice change to our routine! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 14/07/2016 at 9:58 am

      Always good to have a few new things! Thanks for reading and let me know what you think if you make it ?

  • Reply Candy 14/07/2016 at 1:52 am

    Pine nuts are so expensive where I live. Is there a different nut I could use?

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 14/07/2016 at 9:57 am

      Oh really? Yes nuts can be expensive here too. I think some slivered almonds would work quite well too? Let me know if you try it, I would love to hear ?

  • Reply Francesca - From Pennies to Pounds 13/07/2016 at 7:27 pm

    This sounds really nice and a simple recipe! I would probably take the nuts out if I cooked it though 🙂

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 13/07/2016 at 7:43 pm

      Glad you liked it! I need simple! Fair enough with the nuts ?

  • Reply Laurie Mecham 13/07/2016 at 5:05 pm

    This looks so good and very healthy. It also looks pretty simple to make. I think my kids might actually like it 🙂

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 13/07/2016 at 5:34 pm

      It was super easy! Always good if I can get the kids to eat fish. Tell me what you think!

  • Reply Tracey @ mummyshire 27/06/2016 at 9:39 pm

    This looks really interesting and I’m always looking for new fish recipes as my children with eat fish pie and salmon but something different is always good for variety

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 27/06/2016 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks so much! It is nice to mix it up a bit and find some different flavours they might like. Hope if you try it they enjoy it. 🙂

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