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Mali Snapper    HT  MC  West African    90mins

Serves 4    Hot  Fish  Vegetables Grains  Main course  healthy eating  Eggless   Gluten Wheat Dairy free  Africa



4 x 225g/8oz Snapper Fillets

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

2 Onions

1 Fresh Green Chilli, finely chopped

3 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped

3 tbsp Lemon Juice

Salt and Black Pepper

2 Carrots, thinly sliced

1 Stick Celery, sliced

1 Small Cauliflower, divided into florets

225g/8oz Cabbage, shredded

2 tbsp Oil

4 tbsp Tomato Paste

1L/1-1/2pts Water

225g/8oz Long Grain Rice




1. Wipe the snapper fillets and remove the skin. Finely chop 1 of the onions, wash, deseed and finely chop the chilli. Add to the garlic with the parsley, lemon juice and seasoning. Mix well.


2. Spread the mixture over the fish and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.


3. Meanwhile, slice the remaining onion. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole, add onion and fry till transparent. Stir in tomato paste and water and bring to the boil. Add the vegetables and rice. Bring back to the boil, arrange the fish on top. 


4. Cover tightly and simmer for 15-20 minutes till the fish and vegetables are tender and the liquid is absorbed. Carefully lift out the fish.


5. Place the rice and vegetables in a warmed serving dish and arrange the fish on top. Serve immediately.



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