Moroccan Fish Stew

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A friend saw this being created on a TV cookery show and decided to do it for me, it is just so tasty I had to post it, please please try this dish if you don't you'll never know how good this really is!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for five minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric and cinnamon stick and cook for two minutes, stirring regularly.
  4. Add the cayenne pepper, tomatoes, salt and 250ml/9oz of water and cook, stirring frequently, for ten minutes.
  5. Add the fish and simmer for five minutes, or until the fish is almost cooked and tender.
  6. Add the chickpeas and honey and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, then season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  7. To serve, spoon out the stew into bowls and garnish with fresh coriander leaves and flaked almonds.


Most Helpful

Great recipe for those who want to work more fish into their diet. Loving Moroccan flavors right now. We served over rice and skipped the garnish. Just remember to pull out the cinnamon stick before serving.

berry271 May 22, 2012

i made this with tilapia. It was really nice, with a teeny hint of spice that wouldnt bother ppl who cant deal with spicy. i threw in a couple handfulls of pearl barley which was fine... I had to make it the night before, and was worried about overcooking b/c i had to re-heat in the oven do to cooking restrictions (religious - cooking on shabbat) but the fish managed to hold up and was nice! good recipe, not too difficult and lots of different tastes.

batya November 08, 2008

Is this a Bill Granger recipe??? Added another couple of garlic cloves and used fresh mint and coriander. Delicious over spicy cous cous. An easy recipe, perfect for time-strapped cooks.

cherry's eats December 16, 2006

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