Cod: Tunisian-Style Cod

posted by RisaG 09-08-100 3:06 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Tunisian-Style Cod
Recipe By : RisaG
Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chiles Fish
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 tbsp. Penzey's Turkish Seasoning blend
2 cloves garlic -- minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
hot pepper flakes or harissa sauce* -- to taste
2 lb. cod fish fillets
freshly ground black pepper
olive oil -- for frying
1 cup flour
1 large lime or lemon -- sliced

Lemon or Lime slices

Mix the Turkish seasoning, minced garlic and olive oil together to make a paste, stir in optional harissa or hot pepper flakes. Rub the paste all over the fish, then cover and refrigerate for an hour or 2.

When ready to serve, sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Make sure the skillet is large enough to hold the fish without crowding.

Dredge fish in flour, removing excess flour. When oil shimmers in pan, add fish fillets. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3-5 minutes per side, depending on thickness of fillets. Drain briefly on paper towels. Transfer to serving platter and squeeze lime or lemon juice all over. Garnish with optional lemon or lime slices. Serve hot.

NOTES : Harissa is a chile paste that is part of the Moroccan and Tunisian pantry. It can be very hot. If you cannot find it, use a bit of chinese chile paste or a couple of fresh chiles or some hot pepper flakes. If you can find it, it will make this more authentic tasting.

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