Baked Fish & Potatoes

Summer has officially started here in Lebanon, temperatures have been slowly rising. It's time for getting together with friends, enjoying outdoor activities, concerts, and welcoming the smells of barbecues that start drifting through the neighborhoods. 

This baked fish and potatoes dish is perfect for those summer nights, when you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, and all you want to do is just sit and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Ingredients (serves 4):
4 fish fillets
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp dried coriander
1/4 tsp tumeric
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cardamon
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
5 medium potatoes, cubed
a handful of chopped parsley
a handful of chopped coriander
2 green onions, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 cups of lemon juice
4 tbsp olive oil

In a bowl, mix all the spices together, the cumin, salt, dried coriander, tumeric, oregano, ginger, black pepper, and paprika. Distribute the mixed spices on the fish fillets. Rub them well with the seasoning.

Season the chopped potatoes with salt. Place them in a baking dish greased with some oil. Then sprinkle the potatoes with the chopped parsley, coriander, green onions, and garlic. Pour the lemon juice on top. Mix the potatoes a bit. Place the fish fillets on top. Sprinkle the olive oil evenly.

Cover the dish with aluminum and bake in a preheated oven at 350ºF (180ºC) for 45 mn. Remove the aluminum and continue baking another 10 to 15 mn or until the potatoes and fish are golden.

Poisson avec pommes de terre

Ingrédients (4 personnes):
4 filets de poisson
1 càc de sel
1 càs de cumin
1 càs de coriandre séchée
1/4 càc de curcuma
1 càs d'oregano
1/2 càc de gingembre moulu
1 càc de cardamonne
1/4 càc de poivre noir
1 càc de paprika
5 pommes de terre de taille moyenne, coupées en cubes
une poignée de persil haché
une poignée de coriandre hachée
2 oignons verts, émincés
1 gousse d'ail, écrasée
3 tasses de jus de citron
4 càs d'huile d'olive

Dans un saladier, mélangez toutes les épices; cumin, sel, coriandre, curcuma, oregano, gingembre,  poivre noir et paprika. Enrobez les filets du mélange d'épices.

Assaisonnez les pommes de terre de sel. Huilez un plat allant au four, déposez les pommes de terre et saupoudrez de persil et de coriandre hachées. Ajoutez les oignons verts et l'ail. Versez le jus de citron et mélangez. Déposez les filets de poisson au dessus puis versez l'huile d'olive.

Couvrez le plat avec une feuille d'aluminium et enfournez à 180ºC pour 45 mn. Enlevez l'aluminium et continuez de cuire 10 à 15 mn ou jusqu'à ce que les pommes de terre et les filets sont dorés.


  1. A fabulous dish! So tasty and really enjoyable.



  2. This is so yum! I have never had baked fish prepared this different and delicious!

  3. Hi Cherine,love your blog, love all your recipes! Most of them are the same with my/our recipes here in Cyprus.Because we are too near, maybe...

    Giasou(hi,salut,ola,bonjour...) from Cyprus


    1. Thank you diana!! I'm glad you liked my blog!
      Greetings from beirut!

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    3. Greetings too from Larnaca!

  4. Yummy! as I was looking at the plate I was imagining the flavors wafting from the oven! mouthwatering! great photo of the Bekaa at the bottom of the post!

  5. This sounds flavorful and delicious -- I love all the spices!

  6. The herbs and spices sound great with the fish! This is my favorite kind of meal.

  7. Beautiful flavors, Chicho! Gorgeous way to start the new season :)

    Hugs <3

  8. Wow! So many spices !! I have to check this out! Thanks!


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