Spiced Fish with Lemony Couscous and Cucumber Dip

For fussier foodies, try cutting the cucumber into sticks and leaving it separate from the sour cream.

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Spiced Fish with Lemony Couscous and Cucumber Dip

This dish most recently appeared in My Family Food Bag on 8 January 2017.

LEMONY COUSCOUS

  • 400g pumpkin, peeled and diced 1.5 cm
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ bag baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped *

SPICED FISH

  • 1 tablespoon fish spice mix
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 450g fish fillets

CUCUMBER DIP

  • ½ cup sour cream *
  • ½ telegraph cucumber, finely diced *
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey
  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 1 Toss pumpkin with oil and honey on prepared tray and season with salt. Roast for 15–20 minutes, until soft and starting to caramelise.
  • 2 Bring chicken stock to the boil in a medium pot on high heat. Turn off heat, add couscous, lemon zest and juice, stir well and cover. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork and stir through butter, salt and spinach leaves.
  • 3 Mix fish spice mix, flour and salt together on a plate. Pat fish dry, remove any remaining scales or bones and cut any larger fillets in half. Toss fish in flour/spice mixture to coat.
  • 4 In a small bowl combine sour cream, cucumber and honey together and set aside.
  • 5 When pumpkin has almost finished roasting, heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook fish for 2–3 minutes each side, until just cooked through. Gently toss couscous mixture with roasted pumpkin in a large bowl.
  • To serve, Divide lemony couscous between plates. Top with a piece of spiced fish and a dollop of cucumber dip
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 1725 kj / 412 kcal
  • Protein: 28.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.9g
  • Fat: 16.2g

Legend

  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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