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
How to preserve a lemon!
- Easy Preserved Lemons
Preserved lemons feature a lot in North African cuisine, adding colour and zest to a range of dishes, from salads to fish and chicken. They can be a fiddle to make, however, needing to be packed in salt and...
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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