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Spicy whiting couscous recipe


This dish is the perfect healthy mid week meal. Hake, cod and haddock can all be used instead of whiting. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


Serves: 4 people

  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 200 g Couscous
  • 400 g Haddock Fillets
    whiting, hake or cod, skinned and boned
  • 1 - Lemon
    juice only
  • 150 ml Olive Oil
  • 1 large Onion
    cut into chunks
  • 1 - Red Pepper
    cut into chunks
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 - SuperValu Courgette
    cut into chunks
  • 1 bunch SuperValu Fresh Parsley Flat Leaf
  • 1 - Yellow Pepper
    cut into chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC/gas mark 6.
  2. Place all the chopped vegetables in a large bowl. Add 50ml of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix well, then transfer to a baking tray and spread the veg out in a single layer. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the whiting in a bowl and mix with 50ml of the olive oil and the fajita or cajun seasoning, tossing well to evenly coat the fish in the oil and spices. Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Place the couscous in a large bowl. Add the remaining 50ml of oil and the lemon juice. Pour over 200ml of boiling water and mix together, then cover tightly with cling film and leave for 6 to 7 minutes.
  5. Remove the roast vegetables from the oven and stir them into the cooked couscous with the chopped parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve the couscous on a plate topped with of the spicy whiting and a final drizzle of olive oil.

Tip: You could also use hake, cod or haddock instead of whiting.

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