Moroccan Salmon Tajine Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  •     For the Charmoula (Marinade):
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoon dry parsley)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •     For the Tajine:
  • 2/3 pound fresh salmon fillet, skin removed, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon butter or oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 2 carrots, cut into rounds
  • 1 pound tomatoes, diced (with juices)
  • 1/2 cup water
  •     For Serving:
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup couscous, dry
How to cook Moroccan Salmon Tajine:
  • Place all the ingredients for the Charmoula in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse to create a smooth paste.
  • Place the skinned salmon chunks in a flat­bottomed dish. Spoon the Charmoula over the fish and mix to coat. Set aside to marinade for at least 1 hour.
  • In a large cast iron skillet with a lid or Dutch oven (or Tajine), heat oil. Add the diced onions and saute over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes, until they begin to soften. Add peppers and saute 1-­2 minutes. Add carrot slices and continue to saute 3-­4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and mix in the diced tomatoes with any of their juices and 1/2 cup of water. Add the marinated fish and all of the marinade.
  • Cover the dish and cook for 10-­15 minutes.
  • As your fish is finishing up, heat 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a small, covered saucepan. Remove the boiling water from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let the pot stand, off of the heat for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork.
  • Serve the Moroccan Salmon Tajine immediately over the couscous.
  • Enjoy!
Moroccan Salmon Tajine recipe
Moroccan Salmon Tajine recipe
Moroccan Salmon Tajine recipe

Note(s):

Tender salmon, bright tomatoes, and warm Moroccan spices make for a quick and heart healthy meal in this recipe for a Moroccan Salmon Tajine.

Comment(s):

A Tajine (or Tagine) is a North African dish named after the cooking vessel that is made in. The vessel is typically made entirely of clay and consists of a round bottom piece with low sides and a cone-shaped lid that helps trap moisture as the dish cooks. (Warm, juicy, and tender!)

If you don’t have a Tajine, don’t worry. (We don’t either. Although, it would be a beautiful addition to our collection of pots and pans!) A cast iron skillet with a lid or a Dutch oven work just as well to create the same effect of Tajine cooking.


This recipe for Moroccan Salmon Tajine serves/makes: 4 servings

The Moroccan Salmon Tajine recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Pollock (more Pollock recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: African (more African recipes)

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