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Fish with Olives   HT  MC  Moroccan  70mins plus marinating


Serves 4   Hot  Fish  Spices  Vegetables  Herbs  Fruit  Main Course   Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Morocco  North African  Africa



For the Marinade

120ml/4fl.oz. Olive Oil 

2 tbsp freshly chopped Parsley 

3 large Garlic Cloves, finely chopped 

3 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander 

1 level tbsp Sweet Paprika 

2 teasp Ground Turmeric 

1/8 teasp crushed Saffron Threads 

Other ingredients

4 x White fish fillets, (e.g. Halibut or Orange Roughy) 

450g/1lb Carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 

675g/1-1/2 lb Tomatoes, thinly sliced 

1 large Onion, thinly sliced 

1  Lemon, thinly sliced 

Salt and freshly ground Pepper 

1 Red Capsicum (sweet pepper), deseeded and cut into strips about 6mm/1/4-inch wide 

24 Kalamata Olives,  

Freshly chopped Parsley to garnish




1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in shallow dish. Add the fish and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, turning occasionally.


2. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4. Arrange the carrot slices over bottom of shallow glass baking dish. Layer half tomatoes, half the onion and half the lemon slices over the top. Season with salt and pepper.


3. Drain the marinade from fish and reserve. Arrange the fish on top of the lemon slices then top the fish with layers of the remaining tomato, onion and lemon slices as before. Season with salt and pepper.


4. Arrange the strips of red pepper  and olives over the top, pour over the reserved marinade, cover with foil and bake for  40 minutes.


5. Increase oven temperature to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6  and bake for a further  25 minutes.  Serve immediately garnished with extra chopped parsley.



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