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Spiced Fish on Citrus and Mint Cous Cous
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Monday, 6 August 2012
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Serves: 4

What you'll need

For the cous cous

  • 1.5 cups cous cous
  • 1.5 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 an orange peeled, segmented and chopped
  • 1/2 a lemon, peeled, segmented and chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • A few sprigs of (mint chopped)
  • A few coriander (cilantro) leaves (chopped)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Black pepper corn mill

For the fish

  • 4 boneless fish filets (a nice fleshy variety such as snapper or barramundi)
  • 2 tsps caraway seeds (lightly toasted)
  • 2 tsps coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp dried cumin
  • 1 tsp dried cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dried chilli powder (chili peppers)
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Black pepper corn mill

What to do

  • Preheat oven to 180 (350 fahrenheit).
  • Place all the spices for the fish into a mortar (alternatively a food processor) add a few good pinches of sea salt, and a few rounds of pepper.
  • Crush all the ingredients into a powder.
  • Pat dry the fish filets and rub liberal amounts on both sides of the fish.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cold orange juice with the cous cous and allow to stand 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile sear the fish in some extra virgin olive oil in a non stick fry pan over high heat (approx 2 mins per side, depending on thickness of fish).
  • Transfer the fish to the oven for approx 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile fluff the cous cous with a fork, add the citrus fruit, raisins, chopped herbs, a drizzle of olive oil and season to taste.
  • Remove the fish from the oven and serve with the cous cous, definitely a white wine combination.
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