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01.01.2003 -main course - fish

Monkfish Tagine with Paprika & Harissa

« Even if a tagine is nothing more than a fancy Dutch oven, I am always captivated by its blend of spices. That's what makes it so different from a good old stew . . . and the butter of course! » 
Type Main course - tagine - fish - monkfish - paprika - harissa - bell peppers - eggplant - stew
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time 1 hour
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Ingredients

Serves 4

Preparation

  • Blanch the tomatoes by plunging them into boiling water for 30 seconds. Let them cool and peel them
  • Remove the seeds and mash them
  • Peel the garlic and chop roughly
  • Slice the eggplants quite thickly into ½" (1½ cm) slices
  • Wash and deseed the peppers, and cut them into strips
  • Heat the olive oil in the tagine or in a Dutch oven over a high heat
  • Add the onions and let them brown for 4 minutes
  • Add the garlic, ras el hanout, cumin and paprika
  • Add the tomatoes and stir well
  • Thicken/reduce the mixture by half over a medium heat for 5 minutes
  • Add the harissa, peppers, eggplants and 1 glass of water
  • Cover and simmer over a low heat for 25 minutes
  • Add the monkfish, cut into chunks (you can let it marinate the night before in lemon juice and salt)
  • Cover the monkfish with the sauce
  • Cover and let it cook for a further 20 minutes
  • Chop the fresh cilantro and flat-leaf parsley
  • Sprinkle the herbs into the tagine
  • Cook for a further 2 minutes and serve in the dish

Suggestion

There is no shortage of possible accompaniments. Wholegrain couscous would work well, but I highly recommend some simple Moroccan bread.

Information on Ras El Hanout

Ras el hanout is a North African spice, as you may have guessed from the name. It is more of a blend of spices and condiments than an actual spice.

Like any blend, there are many variations, but the following gives you a rough idea of what it can contain: cardamom, coriander seeds, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, cloves, fenugreek, garlic powder, etc (see also the recipe for Garam Masala).

Let's just say it contains a little bit of everything!

 

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