Morocco fascinates me. I don’t know much about the country except that it is in North Africa but it fascinates me. The cuisine with a mix of North African, Middle Eastern and European influences sounds too, too exotic to me! Oh how I would love to visit there sometime! To appease my inquisitiveness for now, I had bought this book “Cafe Morocco’ by Anissa Helou a long time ago. A few weeks ago, I randomly pulled it out of my library and reading through the recipes, two recipes particularly caught my attention – one was the recipe of swordfish brochettes and the other one of a fried fish served with chermoula sauce. Oh boy, ever since I have been meaning to try those recipes. Finally I got the chance last night. Hubby and I were wondering what to make for dinner. I looked at him with a twinkle in my eye as to say ‘I have an idea’. Hubby immediately smiled shaking his head because he knew that would mean he would need to run out and get something. He was right – I needed him to get some fish so I could make grilled fish Moroccan style. He obliged as always (he can never say no to fish! ) and in less than an hour we had tasty succulent spicy fish that we stuffed into tortillas to have as fish tacos. I also made chermoula which is a traditional Moroccan herb sauce that is usually served with grilled fish but will taste great with grilled veggies too.
The marinade for the fish consisted of parsley, garlic, cumin and paprika. So you can imagine all the flavors hitting your mouth as you pop a piece of the grilled fish – we used Tilapia but I can imagine this marinade going great with any other fish as well. Absolutely wonderful! The fish kebabs were a huge hit! I think this recipe for grilled fish is going to be a keeper in our house from now. Thank you Anissa!
Linking to Throwback Thursday this week. And to Fiesta Friday where Naina @ Spice in the City and Julianna @ Foodie On Board are the lovely co-hosts this week.
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Count me in for Moroccan cuisine too. Love all the flavors, they are just so enticing. I will have to try these grilled, the sauce sounds just wonderful! Fish tacos are my favorite too. 🙂
yes Loretta. I am sure you will love this! Do try!
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I am fasting today and this fish dish is making my tummy rumble! Looks amazing.
Oh I am sorry! Hope you get to try after your fasting! It was indeed very very tasty! thanks for stopping by!
I’m not a huge fish eater but this is how I think I’d like to have it! Sounds delish! Thanks for bringing it to our Throwback Thursday Link Party!! 🙂
Mollie, I think you will definitely start liking fish if you make it this way!
Wonderful dish! I too am a big fan of Moroccan cuisine. So innovative and interesting. 🙂
thank you Ronit. Yes all the flavors make the fish so much interesting!
I can easily imagine the lovely flavours – and thank you for the reminder, I haven’t made any chermoula for a while, time to make some again!
Elaine yes I remembered you making chermoula. I will take a look at your recipe. I think I blended my mixture a tad too much. The chermoula pictures on the web look like it has coarsely chopped leaves?
I’ve just made some ???
Yes, the leaves do tend to be a bit coarser, it’s not usually smooth..
Well we certainly have a love for Morocco in common! Anything Moroccan appeals to me! Your recipe sounds wonderful! Happy Fiesta Friday to you!
thanks Julianna. I need to check out your site more. Have you posted a lot of Moroccan recipes? Happy Fiesta Friday!
morocco is on my bucket list too!!! this dish is enticing!!,
Johanne maybe we can go together ha ha 🙂 Yes this dish was soooo tasty!
Here’s looking at you kid!