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Moroccan Chermoula Baked Tilapia

Moroccan Chermoula Baked Tilapia

Serves 4-6

Rock Harbour Tilapia Fillet x 3 packages

Baby potatoes x 1.5lb bag

Asparagus x 1 bunch, ends trimmed

Cajun spice x 1/4 cup

Lemon x 1

Butter x ¼ cup

Thyme x few springs

For the Chermoula

Italian parsley x handful

Mint x 4 stems

Cilantro x handful

Garlic x 3 cloves

Ginger x 3 slices

Lemon zest x 1 lemon

Cumin seeds x 1.5 tsp

Ground coriander x 1.5 tsp

Paprika x .5 tsp

Chili flakes x .5 tsp

Saffron x pinch

Lemon juice x 1 lemon

Olive oil x 1 cup

Salt to taste


1.    Set up a food processor to makethe chermoula. Add the parsley, mint and cilantro. Trim some of the stems but a bit from the parsley and cilantro is ok. Add garlic, ginger and lemon zest.

2.    On high heat gently toast the cumin, coriander, paprika, chili flakes in a medium sized pan. This step won’t take long, you will start to smell the spices almost immediately so ensure to toss the spices, so they don’t burn. Once they have cooled down, add to the food processor.

3.    Add saffron, the lemon juice, olive oil and blend together until you have a smooth but chunky sauce. Set aside in the fridge until read to use.

4.    In a medium sized pot, add the baby potatoes. Fill with water until an inch above the potatoes. Add some salt. Once the water has begun to boil, bring down to a simmer for 10 minutes. At around the 9 minute mark, add the asparagus to the pot and blanch for 30 seconds. Remove the asparagus and set aside.

5.    Have a tray ready to go for assembling and baking. Drain the water from the potatoes and toss in a large bowl with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the potatoes at the bottom of your tray. Gently toss the asparagus with some olive oil, salt and pepper and set aside.

6.    Place the cajun spice onto a plate. Open the tilapia and dip the tilapia in the cajun spice on both sides. Place directly onto the potatoes in the tray. Repeat until all 3 filets are done. While placing the tilapia on the tray, in no specific area add the asparagus in and around tilapia.

7.    Cut up a few knobs of butter and slice the lemon into thin slices. Place the butter and lemon slices allover your tray of ingredients, add thyme and bake at 450°F for 15 minutes.

8.    Add chermoula on top indifferent places and serve.

Fresh Tilapia Fillet
Product of Colombia, Sustainably Sourced