Quickest white fish tagine

Quickest white fish tagine

Recipe by Jamie Oliver tried & tasted by AnnabelCourse: Main MealsCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy


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This is from Jamie Oliver’s latest cook book, 7 Ways. It is so simple and tasty but still impressive so I gave it to some friends, who came round to supper, and they thought I had gone to a lot of effort.


  • 150g couscous

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • Olive Oil

  • 250g ripe mixed-colour cherry tomatoes

  • 250g asparagus

  • 2 heaped tsp rose harissa

  • 2 x 150g white fish fillets, skin off, pin-boned, from sustainable sources

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt


  • Place the couscous in a bowl, add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then just cover with boiling kettle water, and cover.
  • Peel and slice the garlic, then place in a shallow casserole pan on a medium-high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil, stirring while you halve the cherry tomatoes, adding them to the pan as you go.
  • Snap the woody ends off the asparagus, roughly chop the spears and stir into the pan, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Rub most of the harissa over the fish, sit it on top of the veg, finely grate over the lemon zest and squeeze over half the juice. Add 150ml of water, cover, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through.
  • Fluff up the couscous. Ripple the remaining harissa through the yoghurt, then spoon it over the fish and couscous. Serve with lemon wedges, for squeezing over.

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