Fish Tagine

Finally a Tagine recipe for you guys! ( and girls of course 🙂


During my week long cooking session at “@LaMaisonArab” I think I must have cooked 7 or 8 different types of Tagine dishes but the fish was by far my favorite.  The Tagine by the way, is what the Moroccan people use for the clay pot they use to cook these dishes:


These beautiful clay pots are usually engraved and colourful and still used for everyday cooking by the locals as well. Now I know most of you don’t own a Tagine (if you do find one, definitely buy it!) so you can use any thick bottomed pots.

This recipe is made up of twp parts:

  • Marinating Sauce
  • Fish Base

Ingredients for each:


  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Finely Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Garlic Clove – Crushed
  • Cilantro
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Fish Base

  • 7 oz. White Fish (Cod is great) – Cut into Chunks
  • 2 Tomatoes Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove Crushed
  • 1 Tbs Mixed Chopped Parsley & Cilantro
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Cumin


In a large bowl combine all the marinating sauce ingredients – no order needed. Make sure to mix well. Now add the fish chunks and rub thoroughly – Then let sit in the marinade for at least 15-20 minutes while covering the bowl.

Moroccan-Fish-Tagine-with-Ginger-Saffron-2In the meantime, grab the tagine/thick pot and heat the olive oil. Add the tomatoes, crushed garlic, chopped parsley & cilantro and bay leaf. Let come to a simmer, then add the spices – ginger, cumin, salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and cook the sauce on medium heat for about 10 minutes, adding water if the sauce dries out.

Finally place the marinated fish inside the sauce. Do not play with it! cover the pot and let cook for about 8 minutes. Now flip the fish and let cook for another 2-3 minutes and take off the fire. Make sure not to overcook! you want your fish to be tender and perfect!

Serve while warm with a piece of bread next to it.

How did yours come out?! Tell us about it..


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