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.

Ready in
20 m
6
Servings
607
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 half-pound grouper (or monkfish) cut into cubes (or other firm white fish)
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon harissa sauce, or to taste
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Protein
38g
76%
Carbs
75g
25%
Vitamin A
126µg
14%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
11.3%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
36.6%
Vitamin C
47mg
78%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
138µg
100%
Calcium
120mg
12%
Fiber
10g
40%
Folate (food)
95µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
95µg
24%
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
106mg
26%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
411mg
59%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1170mg
33%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.7%
Sodium
1011mg
42%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.8%
Zinc
2mg
13%