892- Couscous and Seafood Stuffed Fish / سمك محشي بالكسكس

Apr 26, 2021 | Fish

Prep time :

15 minutes

Cook time :

1 hour

Serves :


Complexity :


Ingredients :

1 large fish (about 3kg/ 1.5lb), deboned

For the charmoula
2 tablespoon parsley and coriander
4 garlic cloves, grated
1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
juice of one lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric

For the filling
2 tablespoons butter
200g (7 ounces) mushrooms, sliced
100g (3.5 ounces) shrimp, peeled and deveined
100g (3.5 ounces) spinach, chopped
50g (2 ounces) green olives, finely chopped
150g (5 ounces) cooked couscous
juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

For the topping
100g (3.5 ounces) mushrooms
100g (3.5 ounces) calamari, sliced
100g (3.5 ounces) shrimp
300ml (1 1/4 cups) water
Juice of half a lemon
2 garlic cloves, grated
2 tablespoons parsley and coriander
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric

For decoration
Lemon slices
Whole cooked shrimp

Directions :

Step 1: Preparing the charmoula
1. In a bowl, combine the parsley and coriander, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, tabasco sauce, lemon juice and olive oil. Generously cover the outside and inside of the fish with the charmoula. Reserve any remaining charmoula in the bowl.

Step 2: Preparing the filling
2. In a pan, melt the butter. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Season with salt and pepper, then cook for one minute.
4. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for two minutes. Place the filling in the bowl with the remaining charmoula.
5. Add the olives, couscous and lemon juice, then mix to combine. Stuff the fish with the mixture then place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven to 180°Celsius/ 356°F for 40 minutes.

Step 3: Preparing the topping
6. In a pan, melt the butter. Add the olive oil and mushrooms then cook for 5 minutes.
7. Add the calamari, garlic, olives, parsley and coriander, then cook for 5 minutes.
8. Season with salt, pepper, cumin and turmeric. Add the water and cook for 10 minutes.
9. Add the shrimp and lemon juice then cook for 5 minutes. Place the mixture on top of the cooked fish. Decorate with lemon slices, parsley, paprika and cooked shrimp then serve.

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