Fried Fish & Zucchini With Spicy Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Nasseh

This attractive, spicy fish dish is very popular in Tunisia. Small cubes of salted eggplant can be substituted for the zucchini.

Top Review by Michelle_My_Belle

This was the first fish dish I've ever tried to pass off onto the family. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with how good it really was. I followed the recipe exactly except to omit the harissa since kids would be eating. Served with a side of recipe #314462 which tasted GREAT dipped in the tomato sauce. Even tho I'd be more likely to use chicken next time, the recipe is still a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash & dry the fish fillets, season with salt & pepper then sprinkle with the juice of 1 lemon, set aside. Mix the flour, bread crumbs, & paprika together in a bowl.
  2. Peel the zucchini & slice into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Coat the zucchini with the flour mixture then fry on both sides until brown. Place on a plate covered with paper towels to remove excess oil.
  3. In the same oil cook the onion until soft. Add the tomato sauce, harissa, garlic, salt & pepper. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the juice of the remaining lemon to the tomato sauce.
  4. While that is cooking heat 1/2 inch of canola oil in a skillet. Dip the fish fillets in the flour mixture, beaten egg, & in flour mixture again. Fry in the hot oil until the fish is done, should be flaky. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Place the fish & zucchini in a shallow serving dish & top with the sauce.

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