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Hamour Mahshi - Stuffed Grouper

posted on: Dec 8, 2014

Hamour Mahshi - Stuffed Grouper

If grouper is not available, salmon is a good substitute. Serves about 6.

  • 1 whole hamour (about 3 pounds), fins and tail clipped then thoroughly washed
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ibzar
  • 1/8 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1 cup olive oil

Rub fish inside and outside with half of the garlic, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, and half of the salt and pepper then set aside.

In a bowl, combine onions, chopped coriander, tomatoes, peppers; the remaining garlic, salt and pepper; as well as the ibzar then set aside.

In a blender, blend remaining lemon juice with the oil until fluffy. Pour half of this into the mixture in bowl and stir.

Spoon into a greased baking pan a third of the bowl mixture; stuff the fish with another third of the mixture then place in baking pan. Spoon the remaining mixture over top then pour the remaining lemon /oil mixture. Cover with foil then bake at 180° C (350° F) for 40 minutes. Uncover and remove any vegetable still on top of fish then place under broiler and broil for 5 minutes or until fish begins to brown. Serve with sauce.