Moroccan couscous fish

Vista Pinot Gris and Middle Eastern flavours what better combination!



Couscous

2 cloves crushed garlic

1 finely chopped onion

2T olive oil

1C couscous

2T dukkah

4T harissa

10 dried apricots, chopped

Handful of chopped almonds

1T chopped mint

Fish

½ C Dukkah mixed with ½ C breadcrumbs (we use Panko)

1 Egg

1/2C flour

To serve

Plain Greek yoghurt and more chopped mint


In a frying pan or large pot, slowly soften onion and garlic in olive oil over a low-medium heat. While this is cooking prepare couscous by adding 1C boiling water to the couscous in a bowl and covering. After about 10 minutes stir in dukkah and harrisa. Fluff up couscous and add slowly to avoid lumps and couscous gets well coated with sauce. Add apricots, almonds and mint. This can be prepared while you cook the fish but equally can sit in the warm pot/frying pan off the heat but with lid on for 10-15 mins while you cook the fish.


Whisk egg and crumb fish by dipping fillets in flour, then egg then dukkah/breadcrumb mix. Fry fillets in shallow hot oil being careful not to overcook fish. Serve fish on top of couscous with a dollop of yoghurt, more mint and of course a glass of Vista Pinot Gris. Wellington wine critic, Raymond Chan, suggests Vista Pinot Gris is perfectly matched with Middle Eastern cuisine.

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