White Fish with Charmoula

I’m a little behind the times on some things — I don’t have a DVR or netflix or whatever “On Demand” is. I watch some shows on Hulu, but for my handful of favorites, I actually try to watch them when they air like it’s 1995 or something. Unfortunately, making dinner sometimes interferes with this, like when I missed large chunks of 30 Rock making this fish. Guess that’s why there’s Hulu…

If you’ve missed some 30 Rock episodes — or even if you haven’t — I definitely recommend reading this: Everything Tracy Jordan Said. That’s exactly what it is — a straight list of every line of dialogue Tracy Jordan has ever said on that show. “All I did is ask for some Diet Slice and some pita chips!” Solid stuff.

WHITE FISH WITH CHARMOULA (slightly adapted from Cooking Light: The Essential Dinner Tonight Cookbook)

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 garlic cloves
1 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
2 tbsp capers
2 tsp grated lemon rind
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 6-oz halibut, grouper, or catfish filets (1 inch thick)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. To prepare sauce, combine first 6 ingredients in food processor; process until garlic is finely chopped. Add parsley leaves, cilantro, capers, lemon rind, and juice; pulse until herbs are coarsely chopped.
  3. To prepare fish, sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Place on foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve fish with sauce.

This is a somewhat elegant and very healthy main dish. I used grouper because I couldn’t find halibut. Next time I might decrease the lemon juice slightly so that the charmoula is a little thicker.

Here comes the Fun Cooker!

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