Fish Fillets with Harissa & Black Olives

Fish Fillets with Harissa & Black Olives


2 lb thick fish fillets (any white fish)

Salt & pepper to taste

Flour, for dusting

Oil, for frying

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 cup tomato sauce

½ tsp Mustapha’s Harissa

1 medium bay leaf

1 cup pitted greek olives

1 lemon’s juice

Parsley, chopped for garnish


1. Season fish with salt and pepper. Dust with flour and fry in hot olive oil until golden brown on all sides. Transfer fish to a side dish.
2. Add onion and garlic to the skillet and cook for a few minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce, harissa, bay leaf and 1/2 cup water. Cook for 10 minutes.
4. Add olives and fish fillets and continue cooking, uncovered, until the fish is tender and sauce is thick.
5. Add lemon juice to taste. Discard the bay leaf. Serve, sprinkled with parsley.
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