Moroccan Chermoula Baked Fish Fillet For One#Fish Friday

This amazing baked  Chermoula fish is served with baked  potatoes and couscous a super filling, healthy and delicious meal.   There not much of cleaning and chopping just add all ingredients in a sheet pan and  place it in the oven and forget it for 30 minutes and your done. 
What is Chermoula?  Chermoula  is like a pesto. It’s made with coriander,  parsley leaves, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and mix of spices. Very flavorful and has a beautiful green color.  

½ Cup Coriander Leaves
½ Cup Parsley leaves
1 Big Clove Garlic
¼ Teaspoon Cumin powder
¼ Teaspoon Paprika powder
¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt
¼ Teaspoon Coriander powder
¼ Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
¼ Cup Olive oil
1 Basa Fish fillet (200 Grams)
10 Red Skinned Baby Potatoes - scrubbed and diced
For the Couscous

1 Cup Couscous
2 Cups Hot Water

A Dash of Chilly Flakes
1 Small Chicken cube
1 Small  Onion - chopped
1  Small Tomato - chopped
For the Dressing  
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 Teaspoon White Vinegar
1 Big Clove Grated Garlic
A Pinch of Salt
¼ Teaspoon Black pepper
¼ Teaspoon Mustard paste
¼ Teaspoon Caster Sugar


For the Dressing  
 Pour all the ingredients in a bottle and shake it so well till it thickens. Keep aside 
For the Couscous  
In a pan bring the water and chicken cube to boil. Stir it well so that cube dissolves.

In a big bowl, place the couscous, pour in the hot water and immediately cover it with a cling film or a lid. Keep it aside for at least 15 minutes or till you are ready to serve.

Mix in the chilly flakes, onion, tomato and the dressing. Mix well and keep aside.
For the Chermoula .
Place the coriander, parsley leaves, garlic, spices, lemon juice, salt and olive oil in a small blender and blend till it forms a smooth paste.

Place the fish fillet on a oiled baking sheet. 
Season the fish with a pinch of salt. Spoon the chermoula over the fish fillet on both sides well to get a nice this coating.
Spoon  in reaming chermoula over the potatoes and toss them well.

Place the fish in lined baking tray in the center. Scatter the diced red potatoes around the fish. 
Tent the pan with aluminium foil. Bake in a pre heat oven to 170°C, for 30 minutes, until cooked and done. 
When done, remove the tent and let is remain for five minutes in the oven if case there is any moisture in the pan it will get evaporated and potatoes will get a nice color.
Remove from the oven.  
To Assemble
Place the couscous in the center of a serving plate, keep the fish on top and scatter the potatoes around.
Enjoy this healthy and delicious meal.
Labels : Fish, Baked, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Fish Friday, Red Baby Potatoes, Couscous, Main course, Healthy

Fish Friday Foodies January 2020 our Host is Sue and our theme is Mediterranean Fish & Seafood:

Baccala Soup from Palatable Pastime
Seafood Paella from Making Miracles
Greek Seafood Rice from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Greek Bronzini Pan-fried Paleo Dish from Of Goats and Greens
Zarzuela de Pescado from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Linguine Pescatore from Food Lust People Love
Moroccan Chermoula Baked Fish Fillet for One from Sneha's Recipe
Coquilles St Jacques from Caroline's Cooking
Mediterranean Shrimp from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. That looks like a lovely, flavorful, hearty dish!

  2. Sheet pan meals are the best! This sounds delicious.

  3. A truly interesting dish - one I'd love to re-create here at my home. I am not familiar with basa, but hopefully I can find this fish. If not - probably quite happy with a white fish of most sorts?