Middle Eastern Style Barramundi with Couscous

Method:

Fill a wok or deep pan with 2 inches water. Bring to a simmer. Fill the cleaned fish cavity with the lemon, coriander, red onion, salt and pepper. Make 3 incisions on each side of the barramundi, slicing through the skin. Spread 2 tbsp harissa paste on each side of the barramundi, evenly coating the skin. Wrap the barramundi tightly in foil. Place in the simmering water and cover with a lid. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, place couscous in a heat resistant bowl. Cover with boiling water and olive oil, quickly stir to combine, then seal with cling film. Rest for 6 minutes. Remove the cling film and break up any lumps with a fork. Stir through remaining ingredients and drizzle with additional olive oil.

Remove barramundi from pan and serve with couscous.

Ingredients:

1 x 600-700g plate barramundi, cleaned
4 tbsp harissa paste
1/2 lemon, sliced
Handful coriander leaves and stems
1/4 red onion, roughly sliced
Salt and pepper

COUSCOUS ACCOMPANIMENT:
1 cup instant couscous
1 cup boiling water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup green olives, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup chickpeas
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 lemon, zest and juice
2 Tbsp olive oil, additional

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