Spiced Cod with Cauliflower Tabbouleh and Roasted Chickpeas

Spiced Cod with Cauliflower Tabbouleh and Roasted Chickpeas
Fishboxer Joanne Havinden from Knockando

Adapted from a recipe in Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalem. You can use any firm white fish. Delicious!


Spiced White Fish
  • 4 x 150g cod fillets (skinned)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, crushed
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom 
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 x 400g chickpeas 
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Cauliflower Tabbouleh
  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1 pepper
  • 200g cherry tomatoes 
  • 5g fresh coriander
  • 5g fresh parsley
  • 5g fresh dill
  • 5g fresh mint
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp salt
Other ingredients that can be included in the tabbouleh are: pomegranate seeds, preserved lemon, toasted almonds, pistachios, raisins.


Spiced Fish

1. Finely grind the spices.
2. Mix them together, then add the garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.
3. Marinate the cod fillets for 60 minutes in the spice mixture (or it can be left overnight in the fridge).
4. Bake the cod fillets in the oven at 200°C for 20 minutes.

Roast Chickpeas

5. Mix the olive oil, all spice, paprika and salt together.
6. Drain the chickpeas and toss in the spice mix.
7. Bake in the oven at 220°C for 10 minutes.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

8. Grate the cauliflower into a bowl.
9. Finely chop the pepper, spring onions and herbs.
10. Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters.
11. Mix the vegetables together and add the lemon zest, sherry vinegar, olive oil, all spice and salt.

12. Place the cauliflower tabbouleh on a plate, top with a cod fillet and sprinkle chickpeas over.