Easy Recipe for Spicy Moroccan Fish in Tomato Sauce: Step by Step in Photos

published by Petalm on Oct 23, 2009

Here is an easy recipe for fish in a tomato gravy with chili. It is a quick recipe, and very healthy. The recipe is also kosher and good for fish eating vegetarians. This recipe is shown in photos step by step.

Spicy Moroccan fish in red sauce, also Kosher and good for vegetarians. Very easy fish recipe. This fish dish can be made as spicy as you want or left without the chili. In these photos I have filled the pan with fish, but you could do the same thing with just one or two pieces of fish.





Oil for frying

3 tomatoes, sliced in rounds

4 cloves of garlic, roughly sliced

1 green pepper, cut into strips

1 red pepper, cut into strips

1 hot chili pepper (optional), cut into large rounds

Pieces of white fish, thick and as few bones as possible (Nile fish, cod, haddock, whiting, hake) use as much or as little as you want – one piece per person.

 1 tsp Turmeric

1 tbs Sweet paprika

1 tsp Cumin

1 cup Water

1 tsp Salt




Use a large pan. Put some oil in the pan, and then cover the pan with one layer of sliced rounds of tomatoes, the sliced garlic and the strips of peppers (including the chili if you want it hot).



Cover the pan and leave it for about 5 minutes.


Place the pieces of fish onto of the tomatoes, don’t mix this dish throughout it’s preparation.


Cover the pan and leave for about 5 minutes.


In a cup, mix hot water and the spices. Mix it up so that the spices dissolve.


Pour the spice mixture over the fish.


Cover and wait about 10 minutes. Add some chopped up coriander on top, and the dish is ready.


14 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Darla Beck
    October 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    Sounds yummy! I like how you used the photos with the step by step instructions.

  2. # 2 by Teves
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    Nice recipe…

  3. # 3 by Brenda Nelson
    October 23rd, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    yummy and an excellent use of photos too.

  4. # 4 by larry84
    October 24th, 2009 at 8:34 am #

    Sounds excellent! Def. going to have to try this!

  5. # 5 by catlord
    November 5th, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    Fish? Tomatoes? Paprika? -OMG Yum three of my favorites in one dish! Bookmarked; must try!

  6. # 6 by Petalm
    September 1st, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    If you have reached this recipe from Facebook I would be interested to hear where it is posted. Thanks

  7. # 7 by selene cabrejo
    September 7th, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    excelen recipe i will make it tomorrow :) thank you the pict help alot :)

  8. # 8 by Petalm
    September 7th, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    Thank yo all for the great comments. This recipe gets a lot of views and I would love to know where from so please leave a comment and let me know how you found this recipe.

  9. # 9 by Petalm
    September 29th, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    You might enjoy these other recipes of mine:

  10. # 10 by Golda
    February 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    It is such a good recipe, it’s a family favorite now! Easy, healthy and yummy. It’s very good with Salmon.

  11. # 11 by Petalm
    February 5th, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Thank you so much Golda I’m glad you like it! It always amazes me how kids love this recipe too.

  12. # 12 by David
    February 16th, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    extremely easy to prepare and tastes amazing tks

  13. # 13 by Lisa
    November 5th, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    How much heat do you use to cook this? Low, medium, high? It sounds delicious and look forward to trying it. Thanks.

  14. # 14 by Petalm
    November 7th, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    Because it is on the gas/stove the heat is not exact, just so long as its not burning. Once it is all in you can simmer it on a low heat.

Leave a comment

comments powered by Disqus