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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:
Health Score
8,8 / 10
Difficulty:
very easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 40 min.
Ready in
Calories:
258
calories
Calories

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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 fragrant spice mix in this recipe is a classic Moroccan seasoning called Chermoula. If you have time, let the skewers sit overnight in this mix; they'll be even more delicious when you grill them the next day.

 

1 skewer contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie258 kcal(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 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
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
½ teaspoon
1 teaspoon
5
2
1 pinch
Saffron threads (about 0.1 grams)
1
3
1 bunch
fresh Cilantro
1
1 tablespoon
3 tablespoons
14 ounces
7 ounces
Preparation

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

1.
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.

2.
Moroccan Fish Skewers preparation step 2

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

3.
Moroccan Fish Skewers preparation step 3

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

4.
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. 

5.
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.

6.
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.