This Moroccan inspired fish dish is simple, easy and effortless. Also known as Chraime here in Israel this Fish in spicy tomato sauce takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Sweet crushed tomatoes spiced with hot paprika and smoky cumin this dish is bursting with flavor and yet light and refreshing as a meal on its own with rice, couscous or pita bread
Lightly fry fish - Optional (can only be done with Amnon style sliced fish)
Season flour with salt, pepper, and paprika
Coat fish on all sides with flour
Add one tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and
Lightly cook on both sides until slightly golden (2 minutes on each side)
Remove and set aside - keep warm.
The Traditional method (all other fish)
Heat oil in a skillet
Saute the onion and garlic until translucent
Add tomato paste, spices, salt, and pepper - saute a minute
Then add the can of crushed tomatoes and water
Stir well - let cook covered for 10 minutes.
Gently place the fish in the tomato sauce
Shimmy/shake the pan so the fish sinks into the sauce
Cover again and cook another 10 minutes
Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro.
Serve with steamed rice, couscous, pita bread, challah or try crusty French baguette.
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