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Easy Spicy Tunisian Fish

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 6
  • 10 min
  • 35 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromSaveur

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 10 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro, minced
  • 6 4-ounce cod filets
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 ounce canned tomato paste

Directions

Prep: 1. Juice lemon. 2. Mince/chop: garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro. Make: 1. Combine fish, juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside. 2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. 3. Add garlic and jalapeno, and cook, stirring, until soft, 1-2 minutes. 4. Add tomato paste, and cook, stirring, until slightly caramelized, about 2 minutes. 5. Add cilantro and 1 1/4 cups water; and bring to a boil. 6. Reduce heat to medium; cook until sauce is slightly reduced, 6 minutes. 7. Add fish, skin side up (if it has skin), with its juice and cover. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until fish is done, 15-20 minutes.

Notes

This dish is wonderful over rice or couscous! Don't like spicy? Feel free to take out the jalapeno or sub in a red thai chili. Check out our tips for buying and cooking fish here - http://blog.gatheredtable.com/2015/06/21/a-beginners-guide-to-how-to-buy-and-cook-fish/ Looking for a good substitute? Many fish types are extremely versatile, check out our recommended substitutions here - http://blog.gatheredtable.com/2015/06/21/recipe-hacking-how-to-substitute-different-types-of-fish/

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