Monday, December 16, 2013

Baked Fish Fillet with Tomatoes & Herbed Couscous

"December Potluck" is this week's theme at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), where we are currently cooking from Donna Hay's recipes. For our Potluck week, we are however, free to select any recipes from our previous featured chefs, and for this week, I'm cooking with our current featured chef, Donna Hay.

During one of the weeknight dinner, when it was just the kids and myself, having dinner at home, when hubby was out of town, I  made this Baked Fish Fillet with Tomatoes and paired it with Herbed Couscous.


According to the recipe, any white fish fillet would do, and I have used tilapia fillet. Cherry tomatoes, lemon zest, capers and garlic are first roasted, drizzled with a little olive oil for about 20 minutes. The fish fillets are then added in, sprinkled with salt and black pepper, and baked for another 20 minutes until fish is cooked through. Drizzle with lemon juice and serve immediately. I have served this with Donna Hay's, Herbed Couscous.


The couscous recipe was taken from here, where it was originally served with harissa pork. The herbs used for this couscous are mint leaves and chives, both of which I have in my small herb garden. As usual, couscous are fairly easy to cook. I've added some salt and a squeeze of  lemon juice to taste. 

A simple, quick and delicious meal that we really enjoyed. 


Baked Fish Fillets with Tomatoes
(source from : donnahay.com)
350gm cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon shredded lemon zest
8 cloves garlic, bruised
1-1/2 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed
1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
4x120gm firm white fish fillets, such as snapper
lemon juice
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). Place the tomatoes, lemon zest, garlic and capers in a baking dish. Drizzle with half of the oil and bake for 20 minutes. Add the fish fillets to the baking tray, drizzle with the remaining oil and cook for a further 15-20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with the tomatoes and a green salad. Serves 4.


Herbed Couscous
(source from : donnahay.com)
1 cup cooked couscous
1 small red onion
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup chopped chives

Place the couscous, onion, mint and chives in a bowl and toss to combine.
(I've added some salt and lemon juice to taste).


This post is linked to I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). Do drop by IHCC to see what my friends are cooking for this week's Potluck Theme.


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24 comments:

  1. HMMM YUM! i really love all your savoury dishes... just herbs and spices

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  2. Hi Joyce, baked fish has become one of my fav dishes in recent year. I want to have this with some rice instead, coz I'm a "rice bucket," haha!

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  3. I've done an easy fish recipe for this week also!

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  4. The fish looks fresh and tender, perfect!

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  5. Nice looking fish.... too bad noone in my house eats cous cous though!

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  6. What a nice light dinner! Love lemons and capers together ... and couscous is just perfect with this light flaky fish!

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  7. Beautiful dish Joyce! Simple but so full of flavour.

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  8. Excellent looking fillet. lavishly garnished as well.
    Deepa

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  9. Your baked fish fillet looks so fresh and delicious. Perfect to go with herb couscous.

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  10. Christmas has not even arrived yet and I am already craving some nice healthy food. This fish looks delicious and so moist.

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  11. Hi Joyce , tried to reach into the screen and grab a plate , they look so delish and love the spices , thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Hi Joyce,

    You know me... This is the kind of dish that I like. Low fat, healthy and delicious! :D

    Zoe

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  13. I'm not sure why, but I often pair fish with couscous. Maybe because they both cook so quickly? This is my kind of dish, Joyce! Thank you for linking this week.

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  14. When I saw this meal Joyce I just had to run my MacAir to Marion to show her how delicious it looks. She has been wanting a simple and delicious fish dish ever since she started feeling better. Guess what I'm making her for dinner on Friday, lol...I thought she was going to jump through the screen! Thank you so much for sharing, Joyce. You always make me so hungry too:)

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  15. Your baked fish looks so moist and delicious! I think this looks like a perfect quick cooking weeknight meal that is both healthy and filling. I enjoyed reading Michelle's comment about cooking couscous along with fish because of the quick cooking time.

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  16. Joyce, your fish fillet looks super yummy and very big portion. I think no problem to share with me ya...hehe...

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  17. This dish looks so flavorful, yet really light and healthy! Nice!

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  18. That baked fish looks very appetizing , Joyce ! Simple yet full of flavor and healthy , too :D I have yet to try couscous :P

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  19. i would love to have a plate of that, all the combination looks so good that only makes me hungry now..tho i needed to sleep soon! havent cooked couscous for such a long time ..

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  20. Joyce, when are you inviting me for dinner :-). Lovely dish. Fish and couscous look like they are made for each other.

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  21. I made the baked fish and it was delicious! I like the herbed couscous you had on the side. Pretty presentation!

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  22. I love fish with lemon and capers and that couscous is the perfect side for it. This is my kind of dinner! ;-)

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  23. This is my family's favorite fish dish. Absolutely delicious when goes with herbed couscous!

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  24. I love fish with lemon, capers and tomatoes - one of my favourite combinations, and I think baking is definitely the best way to prepare it all - seems to really help all those flavours meld together. Love that you used couscous too - I always find it a great accompaniment to fish.

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