Snapper Simmered in Aromatic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Snapper Simmered in Aromatic Tomato Sauce Recipe


Are you looking for a flavourful dish that will transport you to North Africa? This recipe features a rich blend of spices and succulent snapper fillets, perfect for a satisfying dinner. Served with fluffy couscous or rice, it's a delightful and nourishing meal for any occasion.


  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 150g spinach
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 600g snapper fillets
  • Lemon zest and fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Cooked couscous, to serve


  1. Spice the Tomato Sauce
    1 Spice the Tomato Sauce

    Sauté a blend of paprika, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne in olive oil. Stir in tomato paste to deepen the flavors.

  2. Add Vegetables
    2 Add Vegetables

    Mix in spinach and season with sugar, salt, and pepper. Simmer until the sauce thickens.

  3. Cook the Snapper
    3 Cook the Snapper

    Nestle the snapper fillets into the sauce, cover, and cook until the fish is tender. Garnish with lemon zest and fresh cilantro.

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