Classic: Spiced Seafood Tagine with Cous Cous

Prep time: 5 minutes Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Rachel Green

With flavours of the middle east, this mixed seafood dish is rich and warming, perfect for a dinner to share. Fresh, fruity and full of spices – we love the companionship between soft white fish, meaty prawns and sweet roasted vegetables.

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The method

  1. Heat a heavy based lidded casserole over a medium to high heat.  Heat the oil and fry the garlic and onion for a few minutes until softened but not coloured.  Increase the heat slightly and add all the spices and fry until fragrant.  Add the chopped tomatoes, lemon zest, bay leaf, apricots, chickpeas and stock.  Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper and bring to a simmer.  Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the fish to the casserole, making sure that the fillets are covered with the sauce, cover with the lid, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the fish is cooked through – this should take around 5-8 minutes.  If the tagine looks too thick, then add a splash more stock. 
  3. Scatter over some fresh coriander and serve with couscous and a salad of Mediterranean vegetables.