A delicious way to serve halibut or other firm fleshed white fish with a distinct Mediterranean flavor! ***Note:Harissa is a Tunisian hot red sauce made from chile peppers, spices, and sometimes tomatoes.
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- 2 lbs thick fish fillets (any white fish)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- flour (for dusting)
- olive oil (for frying)
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon harissa
- 1 medium bay leaf
- 1 cup pitted kalamata olive
- 1 fresh lemon, juice of, about 1-2 tablespoons
- fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- 1Season fish with salt and pepper.
- 2Dust with flour and fry in hot olive oil until golden brown on all sides.
- 3Transfer fish to a side dish. Add onion and garlic to the skillet and cook for a few minutes.
- 4Add tomato sauce, harissa, bay leaf and 1/2 cup water. Cook for 10 minutes.
- 5Add olives and fish fillets and continue cooking, uncovered, until the fish is tender and the sauce thick.
- 6Add lemon juice to taste. Discard the bay leaf.
- 7Serve, sprinkled with parsley.
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Nutritional Facts for Fish Fillets With Harissa and Black Olives (Tunisia)
Serving Size: 1 (355 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 303.2
- Calories from Fat 51
- Total Fat 5.7 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 124.6 mg
- Sodium 745.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 8.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
- Sugars 3.6 g
- Protein 53.1 g