Tunisian-Style Couscous with Fish

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 20 MIN
  • Servings 6



  1. In a large pot or wok, brown half of the fish in half of the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining fish. Set aside on a plate.
  2. In the same pot, soften the onion and bell pepper with the spices in the remaining oil. Add the zucchini, garlic, tomato paste, lemon juice and harissa. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the chickpeas, broth and currants. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the couscous and fish. Stir to combine. Cover and remove from the heat. Let sit for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.
  3. Serve in a large serving platter. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.


This recipe was inspired by the fish couscous served at the restaurant Dar Belhadj in Tunis.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

With no-salt added homemade or commercial broth

Content % Daily Value
Calories 579  
Total Fat 15 g  
Saturated Fat 2 g  
Sodium (salt) 343 mg  
Carbohydrates 75 g  
Fibre 8 g  
Protein 36 g