Kuwaiti Herb and Chilli Fish Stew

Kuwaiti Herb and Chilli Fish Stew


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The amazing combination of large amounts of fresh green herbs, tomatoes and onions, and a hefty dose of spice makes this fish stew absolutely unforgettable.

Herbie's Spices New South Wales, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • 2 teaspoons each of Herbie's Spices Ground Cumin Seed, Black ASTA Ground Pepper, Ground Cardamom Seed , Ground Alleppey Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Herbie's Spices Black Limes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1 large green chilli, chopped
  • 1 bunch each of dill and coriander, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 4 white fish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Mix ground spices and salt. Pierce limes 4-5 times with a skewer.
  2. In a large pot, saute onions in 2 tablespoons oil.
  3. Mix in garlic, chilli, dill, coriander, tomatoes, tomato paste, black limes and 2 teaspoons spice mix.
  4. Add 2 cups water, stir, cover and keep warm while preparing fish.
  5. Sprinkle remaining spice mixture on both sides of fish and dust with flour.
  6. Fry lightly on both sides, then transfer fish from pan to stewing pot. Add more water if needed to cover fish.
  7. Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes until fish is done.
  8. Serve with rice.

This recipe

This recipe was given to us by Kuwaiti friends just as Herbie's Spices opened its doors in 1997, and it's been a consistent favourite ever since.

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