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    Fish With Sesame Seed Sauce

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Nasseh's Note:

    This tasty fish dish comes from Lebanon. Time does not include 1 hour in the refrigerator.

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    1. 1
      Sprinkle the fish with sea salt & refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    2. 2
      Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
    3. 3
      Mix the olive oil, salt & 1/2 cup of water in a nonstick skillet. Cook the onions in the skillet for 10 minutes or until the onions are soft & the water has evaporated.
    4. 4
      Allow the onions to slowly turn golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic & cook for another minute or two.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, steam the fish over a pot of boiling water until the flesh is barely flaky. Cool & break into small pieces. Mix the fish in with the onions then spread into the baking dish.
    6. 6
      Combine the tahini & 1/4 cup water by beating well in a mixing bowl. Gradually stir in the lemon juice until smooth & creamy.
    7. 7
      Pour over the fish mixture & cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature.
    8. 8
      Serve cool or chilled, garnished with fresh parsley.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 24, 2011


      i don't eat fish, but my husband really loves this dish. he eats it warm with pita bread.

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    • on March 21, 2011


      No one liked this except me. I didn't get any specifics about why, though. My husband thought I should have added some spices with the onions, and said the finished dish was bland. I did quadruple the recipe. I had a hard time with the onions caramelizing - they took forever and were too oily and mushy. Maybe rather than a straight conversion I should have reduced the oil and water a bit. I did serve this warm over brown rice. I realize that it is not meant to be served warm and I apologize if this affected my results.

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    • on July 18, 2009


      Delicious! Delicious! This recipe is going in my Zaar *6* Stars cookbook and into my everyday rotation! Super simple to make with very satisfying results. It also fits the bill for comfort food, yet it is nothing like I had ever eaten before. Thanks so much for sharing!! I used the ingredients exactly as listed & didn't feel anything was missing in the final product -- As I was making it I was wondering if I should add cayenne or more garlic etc -- but no! Don't touch the balanced ingredient list :) I recommend making this as is with no reservations. I had no way to steam the fish in step 5, so I baked it & it worked just fine. Yummy at room temp and chilled. Served with my Tomato Cucumber Scallion salad {ooh, which I need to put up on zaar for everyone!} & it made a perfect dinner!! [Made & reviewed for Healthy Choices Tag]

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    Nutritional Facts for Fish With Sesame Seed Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (332 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 386.1
    Calories from Fat 233
    Total Fat 25.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 76.1 mg
    Sodium 396.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 3.6 g
    Protein 25.8 g

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