Moroccan Baked Fish Recipe

Raksha Kamat
Moroccan Baked Fish Recipe
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Morocco is a North African country, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Spices are widely used in Moroccan food. A firm fleshed fish like salmon or basa fish is used to make this dish. Moroccan Baked Fish recipe is a popular dish made in Morocco and Mediterranean region. The fish is baked on a bed of spiced Moroccan sauce which is made using coriander leaves or parsley, onion, garlic, olives and various spices. This dish is served with a bread named Challah or Moroccan baked bread. Some people even serve it with vegetables like potatoes or asparagus and white rice.

Serve Moroccan Baked Fish on its own with a glass of wine and some Bruschetta.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fish recipes such as

  1. Goan Lady Fish Curry Recipe 
  2. Mangalore Fish Curry Recipe
  3. Spicy Chettinad Fish Fry Recipe

Course: Dinner
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

65 M


4 Servings


    For marination
  • 200 grams Basa fish , salmon or any white firm fleshed fish (1 fillet)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • For moroccan spiced sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 2 teaspoon Paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 4 cloves Garlic , crushed
  • 4 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Onions , julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 teaspoon Cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup Black olives , sliced and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)

How to make Moroccan Baked Fish Recipe

  1. To begin making the Moroccan Baked Fish recipe, wash the fish fillet and marinate by applying salt and black pepper powder and keep aside for 30 Minutes in the fridge.

  2. Let's make the Moroccan sauce. Take a mixing bowl and add the cumin powder, coriander powder and paprika. Mix and keep aside.

  3. Take another mixing bowl, add the chopped coriander leaves, 3/4th of the mixed spiced powders from first mixing bowl, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic paste and 1 teaspoon salt and mix well.

  4. Pour 3/4th of this sauce over the fish fillet and apply it on both sides of the fish. (Reserve the remaining 1/4 to pour on the fish while serving). Keep it aside for 1 hour in the fridge.

  5. Let's make the roasted onion. Heat a kadai and add butter. After butter melts, add olive oil. 

  6. Now add onion and saute till onion turns pinkish. Add the remaining spiced powders, turmeric powder and salt to taste and mix well. Now add olives and mix. Let this mixture cool.

  7. Pre-heat the oven at 200 C for 5 Minutes. Spread the roasted onions in a baking dish. Arrange the marinated fish fillets over the roasted onions.Bake it for 25 Minutes at 200 C.

  8. While serving, take a plate and place a piece of baked fish. Garnish it with reserved coriander/cilantro sauce.

  9. Serve Moroccan Baked Fish on its own with a glass of wine and some Bruschetta.

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Last Modified On Friday, 13 January 2017 10:48
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