Spiced Fried Fish With Lemon Pistachio Couscous Recipe

Apr 2, 2014 3:00 pm

Spicy fish fillets for a light, healthy dinner

Spicy fried fish paired with fluffy lemon and pistachio couscous is the perfect light spring lunch or dinner.
Spicy fried fish paired with fluffy lemon and pistachio couscous is the perfect light spring lunch or dinner.
 

When it comes to the basics, look no further than a cookbook by renowned Test Kitchen master Pamela Clark. Her simple, triple-tested recipes are delicious and genuinely foolproof, two things you'll want to consider when tackling fried fish. The lemon pistachio couscous is a bright, flavorful side that serves as the perfect background to the spicy fish.

Reprinted with permission from Mediterranean Cooking

Servings: 4

Ingredients

Fried Fish
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons each ground coriander and cumin
1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 white fish fillets (6 ounces each)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
Lemon Pistachio Couscous
1 cup couscous
3/4 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup roasted unsalted pistachios, shelled
1/2 cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped
Directions: 

For the couscous:

  1. Combine couscous, the water, zest and juice in medium heatproof bowl and cover.
  2. Stand about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, fluffing with fork occasionally.
  3. Heat oil in small skillet. Cook onion and garlic, stirring, until onion softens.
  4. Stir onion mixture, nuts and mint through couscous, season to taste.

For the fried fish:

  1. Combine flour and spices in medium bowl.
  2. Add fish to the bowl, rubbing the spice mixture all over.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet. Cook fish, in batches, until browned and cooked as desired. Serve fish with couscous and wedges of lemon.

For assembly:

  1. Serve fish with couscous and wedges of lemon.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
25 minutes
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