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Codfish With Couscous

Type: Fish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozAtlantic cod - haddock or
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlOlive oil
1   Lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlPrepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cumin
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlPaprika
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBlack pepper
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCelery seeds
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround coriander
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround ginger
1 1/4 cups 296mlWater
1 teaspoon 5mlOrange rind
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1 cup 237mlCouscous
1   Chick-peas - (16 oz) drained
3 tablespoons 45mlChopped pimento

Recipe Instructions

1. Choose and oven proof dish that cod will fit into snugly.

2. Combine olive oil, lemon. mustard, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, celery seed, coriander and ginger, brush mixture on both sides of cod and place in dish. Bake at 375F15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, bring water, orange rind and salt to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover and set aside 5 minutes. Stir well and mix in chick-peas and pimento. Arrange couscous on a serving dish and top with cod, spooning, cooking juices over the fish. Makes 4 servings.

From Newsday (Long Island Newspaper), "Cinderellas of the Sea" by Marie Bianco p65, January 13, 1993.

Betty Fussell


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