Tagin Samak - Egyptian Fish Stew

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Mia in Germany

Posted for Visit Egypt / NAME forum May 2012. For the fish, use any white sea fish that is not too flaky.

Top Review by UmmBinat

Pretty good. I used salmon fillet as that is what I had on hand, a good canned tomato, organic cane sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, freshly ground black pepper, sea salt, plus the rest of the ingredients. Served with a rice dish & salad. Made for RAMADAN TAG 2012!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Quickly fry fish filets in some oil, than let drain on paper towel.
  2. Thinly slice onions.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a skillet, melt butter and fry raisins until soft.
  5. Remove from skillet, add sliced onions and cook until lightly browned.
  6. Add tomatoes, parsley and sugar, bring to a boil.
  7. Add cumin (more if desired), lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Put fish into baking dish, cover with tomato sauce and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  9. In a dry skillet, toast the pine nuts.
  10. Divide fish onto platters and garnish with toasted pine nuts.

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