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Tunisian Fish Ball Tagine Recipe

Looking for an easy Tunisian Fish Ball Tagine recipe? Learn how to make Tunisian Fish Ball Tagine using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 6 servings



Serve with couscous. From www.theperfectpantry.com.

Recipe Ingredients for Tunisian Fish Ball Tagine

2 tbsp parsley, chopped
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (or use more parsley instead)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp harissa
1 1/2 lbs cod (or other white fish)
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (for frying)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
14 oz crushed tomatoes (I used canned)
1 1/2 cups water (or clam broth)
1 Kosher salt (to taste)
1 Fresh black pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Recipe Directions for Tunisian Fish Ball Tagine

  1. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Fill a small bowl with cold water and set aside.

  2. To the bowl of a food processor, add the parsley, cilantro, onion, garlic, cumin, salt and harissa. Pulse 10 times until the onion and garlic are minced and everything is well combined. Break the fish into chunks, and add to the processor. Pulse 10 more times or until the fish is minced.

  3. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the bread crumbs and egg. Knead with your fingers until the mixture is smooth.

  4. Break off a small piece of the mixture and fry it in a tiny bit of olive oil in a nonstick frying pan. Taste for seasoning, and adjust with salt and pepper if necessary.

  5. Keeping your hands moistened with cold water, form the fish paste into balls approximately one inch in diameter. Set the balls on the baking sheet. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

  6. To make the sauce: Warm the olive oil in a tagine base or Dutch oven. Add the garlic, crushed tomatoes, water or broth, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and add the fish balls to the sauce. Cover the pan, and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning the fish balls gently in the sauce midway through, until the fish is just cooked through. Garnish with chopped parsley, and serve hot.

Categories

Fish, Vegetables, Main Dish, Moroccan

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 311.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
377
Calories from Fat
131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.6g
22%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
93mg
31%
Sodium
1042mg
43%
Potassium
406mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
27.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.9g
16%
Sugars
6.3g
Protein
32.6g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 12% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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