Moroccan Spiced Fish With Sweet Potato Mash

Mikekey *


Spiced white fish served over a bed of mashed sweet potatoes. You can use commercial harissa, or make your own. Tilapia or cod work well for this recipe.


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25 Min
20 Min


  • 2 large
    sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 clove
    garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2-1 tsp
    harissa paste
  • 1
    lemon (zest of)
  • 1/8 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1
    piece gingerroot (1-inch) peeled and grated
  • 2
    white fish filets, skinless

How to Make Moroccan Spiced Fish With Sweet Potato Mash


  1. Heat oven to 350°F Coat a small baking dish (big enough to just hold fish filets) with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling, salted water for about 10 minutes or until just tender when pierced with a knife.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the butter with the garlic, harissa, lemon zest, and cilantro.
  4. When the potatoes are ready, drain thoroughly, mash with the ginger and add salt and pepper to taste; keep warm.
  5. Place the fish in baking pan, season with salt and pepper, then spread half the butter mixture over each fillet. Bake for about 8 minutes until just cooked through.
  6. Serve with the mashed sweet potatoes.

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About Moroccan Spiced Fish With Sweet Potato Mash

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Moroccan

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