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Fishball tagine

Delicious fishball tagine recipe from Hassan's hometown in Morocco.


  • 500 gr Hoki fish filet

  • 4 diced potatoes

  • 400gr frozen peas

  • Bunch of coriander

  • 5 cloves of garlic

  • 1 red capsicum

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 can of diced tomatoes

  • 1 big carrot (or 2 smaller)

  • 1 green capsicum

  • 3 tsp Zaaffran fish spice mix (you can buy it in our online store)

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

  • 10-15 0lives


  1. Chop the Hoki fish filet into very small pieces until it gets a minced texture.

  2. Add finely chopped coriander, 3/4 of the minced garlic mixed with a pinch of salt, finely chopped red capsicum, lemon juice, little bit of the canned tomatoes, and fish spice mix. You can add harissa as well to make it a bit more spicy. Mix well, so that all ingredients are evenly distributed and combined with the fish. Then shape pieces of the mix into balls.

  3. Head up 2 tbsp of olive oil in a tagine or big sauce pan. Add 2 tsp of fish spice mix, the can of tomatoes, the rest of the garlic mixed with salt, lemon zest, and a little bit of water. Then add carrot slices and green capsicum and leave to cook for a little.

  4. After a while, add the fishballs, frozen peas, potatoes, and a few olives. Close the tagine or sauce pan with a lit and let simmer for a while until all ingredients are cooked.

  5. Serve with bread and enjoy!

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