Fish Couscous
130 mins (prep 60, cooking 70)
20 ingredients
6 servings
This is based on a recipe from Jill Norman's book, The Complete Book of Spices. The intro to the recipe says, "Couscous with fish is popular along the Tunisian coast. Saffron, cumin and coriander are the usual spices; if you wish, use Tabil instead of the cumin and coriander. Grey mullet or bream would probably be used in Tunisia, but you could use any firm-fleshed fish. Reserve all the fish and vegetable trimmings so you can make a well-flavored stock." When I made this, I used haddock and I took one shortcut: I used pre-made fish stock. I also ignored this recipe’s couscous preparation and used the instructions on the box. I ground the Tabil spice ingredients in my Magic Bullet. For harissa, I used chili garlic paste. I also added a tablespoon of unsalted butter when sautéing the vegetables. With the couscous, and served with a half teaspoon of the chili garlic paste per serving, this took me to my happy place! I love this dish!

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Serving Size (364.49 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 589.94 Calories from Fat 107.01
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.89g 109.8%
Saturated Fat 2.31g 69.2%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 113.4mg 226.8%
Sodium 151.45mg 37.86%
Total Carbohydrate 63.16g 126.33%
Dietary Fiber 5.56 g 133.49%
Sugars 1.99 g %
Protein 56.48g 677.74%
Vitamin A 264.91IU% Vitamin C 19.63mg%
Calcium 62.98mg% Iron 2.55mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, stalks celery, small turnips, shelled, coriander seed, caraway seeds