Fish Fillets With Harissa and Olives

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Jostlori

This is an easy and flavorful fish dish that uses harissa, a spicy North African condiment. There is another similar recipe posted, but this one has a few added ingredients that might really change up the flavor. This is good served over couscous.

Top Review by Mia in Germany

Loved the combination of cinnamon and harissa! As I had to make the dish one hour before serving, the flavours blended even more, and it was very intense. Really, really wonderful! Thanks for posting!<br/>Made for ZWT 9 / Morocco/Tunisia for The Apron String Travelers

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat half the olive oil in a heavy frying pan. Dust the fish fillets with seasoned flour and sauté over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining olive oil to the frying pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, harissa, bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Return the fish to the pan, add the olives and cover the fish with the sauce. Remove the bay leaves and cinnamon stick and continue cooking for 2 minutes or until fish is cooked through.
  5. Add the lemon juice and parsley and serve.

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