Fish with Preserved Lemons and Capers

Here’s another of those wonderfully easy dishes that tastes like you’ve been slaving away for hours.

In fact, now I come to think about it, I don’t make it nearly often enough because a) it’s so easy that I feel like I’m cheating and b) it tastes so complex that it seems too special for an everyday supper…

For four people, you will need:

Some olive oil

1/3 teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon saffron

White fish fillets (I use frozen, but thaw them first)

Salt and pepper

½ to 1 preserved lemon, chopped into small pieces

12 green olives (though I’m rarely that precise)

2 tablespoons capers, rinsed

Some chopped coriander (cilantro), if you have it – I usually don’t

Take a large frying pan, add some olive oil and stir in the ginger and saffron.  Next add everything else, stir a bit, cover and simmer gently.  Pour yourself a glass of wine, chat to your guests, feed the cat, stir the fish once in a while (if yours is anything  like mine it’ll probably break up, but that’s OK) another slurp of wine or two and within about ten minutes it’s all done. 

It really is that easy and really does taste that good.  You could serve it with rice or cous cous and some fairly simple vegetables, like peas or French beans.  Enjoy!

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MickiS 4 years ago from San Francisco

This looks and sounds delicious and so easy! I'm going to give this a try soon. Thanks for the great Hub.

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Riviera Rose 4 years ago from South of France Author

Hi MickiS, thanks for your comment. It really is so delicious and easy, and now I think about it, I haven't made it for way too long!

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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I love this, especially adding in the glass of wine and tending to the cat! Must pin to my recipe board!

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Riviera Rose 3 years ago from South of France Author

Hi Victoria Lynn, thanks for your comment, and I hope you enjoy it! (And don't forget the wine and cat...)

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