Spicy kingfish with caramelised onion couscous

Spicy kingfish with caramelised onion couscous

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  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:20 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Warm or chilled, couscous is a great accompaniment to grills and barbecues, and perfect in this fish dish.

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  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon harissa, plus extra to serve (see Notes)
  • 4 x 180g skinless kingfish fillets
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 2 cups mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges to serve
  • 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped


  • Step 1
    Combine 2 tablespoons oil and 2 teaspoons of harissa in a bowl. Season, then add fish and coat in marinade. Cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frypan over medium-low heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes until lightly caramelised. Add vinegar and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until evaporated. Season and set aside to cool.
  • Step 3
    Heat the stock in a pan over medium-high heat with remaining 2 teaspoon harissa, whisking to combine. Place the couscous in a bowl with teaspoon of sea salt and pour over the hot stock mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and stand for 10 minutes.
  • Step 4
    Finely chop 1 cup mint leaves. Fluff couscous with a fork, then stir through onion, currants, chickpeas, lime juice, chilli, parsley, chopped and whole mint leaves and 1 tablespoon of oil. Set mixture aside.
  • Step 5
    Heat remaining tablespoon oil in a large non-stick frypan over medium-high heat. Cook fish 2-3 minutes each side until just cooked through. Serve with couscous, lime wedges and extra harissa.

  • High fibre
  • Low carb


  • 3047 kj


  • 27g

    Fat Total

  • 4g

    Saturated Fat

  • 10g


  • 46g


  • 94mg


  • 802.06mg


  • 10g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 70g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Harissa is a North African chilli paste available from delis.

  • Author: Valli Little, Food director – delicious.
  • Image credit: Mark Roper
  • Publication: Taste.com.au

Source: taste.com.au


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