Spicy Whiting with Couscous Salad

Spicy whiting couscous recipe Spicy whiting couscous recipe

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

4 people 30 minutes 15 minutes


  • 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 chopped
  • 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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