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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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