Mediteran Fish By Dapur Sinolin
FISH FILLET RECIPE
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 2 tsp sumac
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp dill weed
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 large sweet onion, chopped
- Olive Oil
- 8 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1-2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
- 5 medium ripe tomatoes, diced or chopped
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 lime, juice of
- 1/2 cup water
- salt and pepper
- 2 lb cod fillet cut into 5-6 oz pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves for garnish
- In a small bowl, combine the coriander, sumac, cumin, dill and turmeric to make the spice mix. Set aside until needed
- In a large, deep skillet (with a cover) heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Saute the onions for 2 minutes then add the garlic and jalapeno. Cook on medium-high, stirring regularly, until fragrant and golden in color, about 2 more minutes.
- Now add the tomatoes and only 1/2 of the spice mix (keeping the remainder of the spice mix for later use). Add the tomato paste, lime juice, water, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring to a high simmer, then turn the heat down to medium-low. Cover and cook the tomato mixture for 10 more minutes; stir occasionally.
- Meanwhile, season the fish fillets lightly with salt and pepper and coat on both sides with the remaining 1/2 of the spice mix.
- Gently add the fish fillets to the tomato mixture, nestling the fish pieces nicely in it. Cook on medium-high briefly, then reduce the heat to medium. Cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes until the fish is cooked through (it should be flaky).
- Remove from heat and top with the fresh parsley and mint leaves. Serve immediately in bowls with Lebanese rice or your favorite crusty bread.