Egyptian seafood: Baked Fish

Trout fish with onions, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro and spices.

Trout fish with onions, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro and spices.

Egypt location dictates that Fish has to be super good! It is surrounded by a lot of water, Mediterranean sea in the north, red sea in the east, the long beautiful river nile from south to north across Egypt and many lakes as well. So, naturally Fish is very common in Egypt and it is cooked in all different ways including: baking, broiling, frying and most likely grilling with . There are different fish types and the delicious Salmon is not that common as it is here in the USA. For any Egyptian, Salmon looks weird and usually the question is why is it orange? 🙂 There are different fish types but the most common are:

  • Tilapia
  • Mullet
  • Nile Perch
  • Sardines
  • Shrimp/crapes
  • White herring

Traditional seafood meal at Egyptian Restaurants looks something like this:

Seafood meal

Today I will share with you the baked fish recipe. I am using the trout fish this time. Very soon, I will show you how to make the grilled tilapia.

Ingredients

4 trout whole fish (cleaned)
1 thinly minced red onions
1 sliced red onion
10 garlic cloves
1 diced bell pepper
2 tablespoons fish spices including cumin, coriander, paprika or the ready mixed ones
6 limes’ juices
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
1 small shredded carrot
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper

Fish marination: shredded carrots, onions, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.

Fish marination: shredded carrots, onions, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.

2

Wash and clean the fish.

Mix everything above in a separate bowl without the fish. Rub the spices well with the onions.

Cover the fish as shown below with the marination and make sure you stuff the fish tummy with that mix as well.

Baked fish

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Bake the fish for 20 minutes. Check for doneness and when done, sprinkle some lime juice mixed with cumin on the hot fish.  Enjoy with some rice and shrimp!

Egyptian seafood dinner

Egyptian seafood dinner

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s