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Moroccan Fish Skewers

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Moroccan Fish Skewers

Moroccan Fish Skewers - Minimal effort, maximum effect - a culinary blast at any party

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Health Score:
95 / 100
very easy
40 min.
ready in 2 h. 40 min.
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Nutritional values

This nutritious fish fillet brings a concentrated dose of iodine and protein, while the spices provide cell-protecting plant substances, and the fresh limes contain plenty of vitamin C.

The spice mix in this recipe is a classic Moroccan seasoning called Chermoula. If you have time, let the skewers sit overnight in this mix. This will make the skewers even more delicious when you grill them the next day!

1 skewer contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie258 cal.(12 %)
Protein31 g(32 %)
Fat12 g(10 %)
Carbohydrates4 g(3 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage0.5 g(2 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D2 μg(10 %)
Vitamin E3.8 mg(32 %)
Vitamin K32.2 μg(54 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin11 mg(92 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate7 μg(2 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin3 μg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2.9 μg(97 %)
Vitamin C8 mg(8 %)
Potassium476 mg(12 %)
Calcium42 mg(4 %)
Magnesium43 mg(14 %)
Iron1.7 mg(11 %)
Iodine73 μg(37 %)
Zinc1.1 mg(14 %)
Saturated fatty acids2 g
Uric acid203 mg
Cholesterol116 mg
Complete sugar1 g
Development of this recipe:


½ tsp Coriander
1 tsp Cumin
5 black peppercorns
2 dried chili peppers
1 pinch Saffron (about 0.1 grams)
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 Lime
1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
3 Tbsps olive oil
Sea salt
14 ozs Dover sole
7 ozs Swordfish fillet
How healthy are the main ingredients?
olive oilCuminoniongarlic cloveLime

Kitchen utensils

1 Small skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Mortar (or food processor), 1 Grill pan, 4 Wooden skewers, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Moroccan Fish Skewers preparation step 1

Toast coriander and cumin seeds and the peppercorns in a small dry pan just long enough to release the fragrant oils.

Moroccan Fish Skewers preparation step 2

Finely grind dried chile peppers and saffron threads in a mortar (or food processor).

Moroccan Fish Skewers preparation step 3

Peel and finely chop onion and garlic. Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop.

Moroccan Fish Skewers preparation step 4

Squeeze juice from lime and combine 3 tablespoons juice with ground chile-saffron mixture, the onions, garlic, cilantro, vinegar and olive oil in a small bowl to form a thick sauce (chermoula). Season with salt. 

Moroccan Fish Skewers preparation step 5

Rinse fish, pat dry and cut into 2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) pieces. Place fish in a bowl, add about 2/3 of the chermoula, turn to coat and let marinate for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.

Moroccan Fish Skewers preparation step 6

Thread the fish pieces onto 4 long wooden skewers and grill over medium-hot coals or in a hot grill pan for 2 minutes on each side. Serve with the remaining chermoula.