Roasted Fish With Charmoula, Tomatoes and Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

This great tasting fish recipe was created by Nadia Roden and was found in Party By the Pyramids. The dish can be made with fish fillets with skin such as mackerel or cod. MAKE AHEAD: The fish can be cooked up to 4 hours ahead and served at room temperature.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 475°. Oil the bottom of a very large roasting pan. Arrange the potatoes in a slightly overlapping layer in the pan; drizzle with oil and season with salt. Spread the tomatoes over the potatoes, drizzle with oil and season with salt. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 50 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and crisp on the bottom.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mortar, pound the garlic, a few cloves at a time, with a little salt until well mashed. Add the chile and pound to a paste. Blend in 1/4 cup of the oil and transfer the paste to a medium bowl. Stir in the cilantro, lemon juice, cumin, paprika and the remaining 1/2 cup of oil. Season with salt. (Alternatively, blend all of the charmoula sauce ingredients in a mini food processor.).
  3. Slash the skin side of the fish fillets 3 times. Transfer the fish fillets, skin side down, to a large rimmed baking sheet and coat the fish with half of the charmoula sauce. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. When the potatoes are tender, set the fish fillets, skin side down, on top and season with salt. Bake in the upper third of the oven for about 12 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through. Serve hot or at room temperature with the remaining charmoula on the side.
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I used cod fillets without skin--so just 'smeared' the charmoula on the fish. Otherwise followed instructions. Delicious, not too spicy, very fresh tasting. Thanks, Cheryl!