Spicy Fish Lebanese Style

  • Course: Main Course
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Spicy Fish Lebanese Style
“Samkeh Harra”, a Lebanese fish fillet dish originating from Tripoli.


  • 1 Kg white fish, fillet
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Cup Al Wadi Al Akhdar frozen coriander
  • 4 Sprigs green onion, sliced
  • 1 Red chili pepper (or 5 small chili peppers), finely sliced
  • 1 Sweet green pepper, finely sliced
  • 2 Tsp Chili powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Al Wadi Al Akhdar tahini paste
  • 3 Tbsp, lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Parsley, to decorate
  • Al Wadi Al Akhdar olive oil, to drizzle

Step 1

In a saucepan heat oil and fry the fish fillet on all sides until cooked. Set aside.

Step 2

In a skillet, heat oil and sauté garlic, coriander and spring onions. When the onion is soft add the red hot pepper and the green sweet pepper. Add the spices and cook for 5 minutes further.

Step 3

Flake the cooked fish. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with lemon juice and Tahini and mix, until it is coated with the sauce.

Step 4

To serve: Top the fish flakes with the chili mixture. Drizzle some olive oil. Decorate with parsley and sprinkle the pine nuts.

Step 5

Alternatively, it is possible to mix the fish, the chili mixture and the Tahini sauce all together and put in the oven to bake.

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