Almond Crusted Fish with Roasted Peppers and Chickpeas
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Almond Crusted Fish with Roasted Peppers and Chickpeas

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Fish with chickpeas is a popular Moroccan dish. In this recipe the fish is coated in sliced almonds for a nutty crunch and served over a mixture of roasted bell peppers and chickpeas.
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 20m

    Cook Time

  • 352


  • 13



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  • 3 medium red bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet™ Moroccan Seasoning Ras El Hanout
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds haddock fillets Substitutions available
    • orange roughly or grouper fillets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges


  • Arrange bell pepper halves in single layer on foil-lined large baking sheet. Broil 3 minutes per side or until slightly charred. Cut bell peppers into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside

  • Mix flour and 2 teaspoons of the Seasoning in shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in separate shallow dish. Place almonds in third shallow dish. Coat fish with flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in egg then coat with almonds, pressing firmly to adhere

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add 1/2 of the fish; cook 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer fish to plate; keep warm. Repeat with remaining fish. Remove any almonds in skillet with slotted spoon

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet on medium heat. Add onion, garlic, chickpeas, roasted peppers, salt and remaining 1 teaspoon Seasoning. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until onion is softened and mixture is heated through. Spoon chickpea mixture onto serving platter. Top with fish and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon wedges

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