Tunisian-Style Couscous with Fish

Try this recipe next time you're craving couscous
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If you're craving couscous and want a new spin on your go-to recipe, try this Tunisian one that incorporates fish. You won't be disappointed.

This recipe is courtesy of Ricardo Cuisine and was inspired by the fish couscous at the restaurant Dar Belhadj in Tunis.

6
Servings
294
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • half-pound grouper (or monkfish) cut into cubes (or other firm white fish)
  • 1/3  Cup  olive oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground turmeric
  • zucchini, diced
  • cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  tomato paste
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1  Teaspoon  harissa sauce, or to taste
  • can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2  Cups  chicken broth
  • 1/4  Cup  currants
  • 2  Cups  couscous
  • 3/4  Cups  parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

In a large saucepan or wok, brown half the fish in half the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining fish. Set aside on a plate.

In the same saucepan, soften the onion and bell pepper with the spices in the remaining oil. Add the zucchini, garlic, tomato paste, lemon juice, and harissa sauce. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the chickpeas, broth, and currants. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 2 minutes. Add the couscous, and fish and stir to combine. Cover and remove from the heat. Let rest for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.

Serve in a large serving platter. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
54mg
72%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
60µg
15%
Iron, Fe
14mg
78%
Magnesium, Mg
103mg
32%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
27µg
49%
Sodium, Na
361mg
24%
Water
123g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Couscous Shopping Tip

Look for whole wheat couscous for a healthier alternative.

Couscous Cooking Tip

For added flavor, heat cous cous in chicken stock or saute some carrot and onion in butter before adding water.

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