I have many fond memories of Fried Fish Dinners at my mother-in-law's. We'd arrive at her home to find her working over a single burner, frying different vegetables one-by-one to accompany the fried fish, salads and beans she'd already prepared. The spread of food was a such a treat and a labor of love.
Pick from the menu ideas here when planning an authentic Moroccan Fried Fish Dinner.
Fried whiting is very popular in Morocco, and quite easy to prepare. Select smaller fish for a better taste.
Our whole family loves these – double fillets of sardine are stuffed with chermoula before being pan fried.
This is a dressed-up version of basic Fried Whiting. Although chermoula stuffing can certainly be used with smaller whiting, I find it best complements larger whiting, as they're easier to stuff and sometimes in need of a little more seasoning.
These sardine balls aren't fried, but they might be served alongside fried fish. Make theh sauce as zesty or mild as you like.
Eggplant slices are dipped in batter seasoned with cumin, salt and pepper, and then pan fried. Quick, easy and perfect with fried fish.
Cumin and salt are the only seasonings necessary to give great taste to fried peppers.
Fried tomato slices are a simple, tasty side for fried fish. Add salt, pepper and cumin to taste.
This Moroccan salad can be prepared a day in advance. Eggplants and tomatoes are cooked with spices until tender enough to mash. Serve as a dip with bread.
This zesty cooked salad is also eaten as a dip. It always disappears quickly in my home!
This delicious salad is made by sautéing roasted or fried peppers in olive oil, lemon juice, and spices. It makes a perfect accompaniment to tagine, fish or other Moroccan main dishes.