Fish tagine

Fish tagine
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Takes 10 min to make, 30 min to cook

Brighten up your week with this warming recipe of spiced Moroccan fish stew. Perfect for a casual dinner party without the fuss…or the washing up!


  • 2 Waitrose Frozen Line Caught Haddock Fillets (about 250g), or other sustainably caught white fish
  • 3 tsp baharat (Middle Eastern spice mix – we like Bart)
  • Pinch of saffron threads
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • Large handful of fresh coriander, leaves left whole and stalks roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 80g Waitrose Organic Love Life Prunes, or similar soft, ready-to-eat prunes
  • 400g tin whole tomatoes


  1. Sprinkle the frozen fish fillets with 1 tsp baharat. In a small bowl, steep the saffron in 2 tbsp hot water for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan over a medium-high heat, add the onion and gently cook for a few minutes until translucent. Add the coriander stalks, garlic and remaining baharat and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the saffron and its water along with the prunes and tomatoes. Half-fill the tomato tin with water and add that too.
  3. Bring to a simmer, then cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes. When the sauce is thick and sweet, add the fish. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until the fish is just done. Remove from the heat, then gently break up the fillets with a fork. Roughly chop the coriander leaves and scatter over. Serve with crusty bread or couscous.


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