Moroccan Baked Cod & Vegetables with Chermoula Sauce

Moroccan Baked Cod & Vegetables with Chermoula Sauce

2 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2019

In this easy and healthy cod recipe, vegetables and fish are roasted on a sheet pan, then topped with chermoula—a classic Moroccan sauce made of lemon juice, garlic, paprika and fresh herbs. Ras el hanout is a Moroccan spice blend available at well-stocked supermarkets and online.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 large russet potato, peeled and very thinly sliced
  • 2 cups green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced into rings (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ras el hanout spice blend
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (1 pound) fillet cod, cut into 4 portions


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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Toss potato, cauliflower, bell peppers, tomatoes, jalapeño (if using), 1 Tbsp. oil, and ras el hanout in a large bowl. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring every 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, zest and juice lemons. Mix the lemon juice, cilantro, parsley, garlic, paprika, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the remaining 2 Tbsp. oil.
  4. Cut several slash marks into the top of each piece of fish. Place the fish, skin-side down, on the vegetables. Drizzle with the lemon juice mixture. Roast until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon zest, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 piece fish + 1¼ cups vegetables
  • Per serving: 284 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 72 mcg folate; 45 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 1,048 IU vitamin A; 119 mg vitamin C; 59 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 610 mg sodium; 1,058 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (198% daily value), Vitamin A (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Reviews 2

August 16, 2019
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By: ChefsMom
I have not received my fall issue of Diabetes magazine-so going by the recipe here- green bell peppers are listed twice in ingredients-no mention of cauliflower-until you get to directions then ta da they are there- so concluded the second listing of bell peppers is meant to be cauliflower- yes its very tasty dish-just hoping I made it correctly
July 23, 2019
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By: MeganOS
I love how lemony this healthy fish dish is! Don't skip the zest.
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