Spicy North African Style Tilapia

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Preparation time
10 mins
Cooking time
40 mins
2 people
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2 whole
fresh tilapia, cleaned and cut into 1-1.5 inch wide pieces, discarding head and tail.
1 cup
Olive oil
1 finely chopped
medium onion
4 finely chopped
Garlic cloves
3 table spoon
Tomato paste
1 table spoon
hot paprika
1 table spoon
1 table spoon
Ground cumin
4 cup
Boiling Water
1 chopped
handful fresh parsley leaves
1 teaspoon
Spicy North African Style Tilapia

Recipe by A Sweet Life

This Spicy North African Style Tilapia recipe from A Sweet Life is inspired by the flavors of the North African countries of Tunisia and Morocco. It’s a must-try for those who like their dinner with a lot of heat. To make this Tilapia dish, sauté some onion and garlic, stir in tomato paste, hot paprika, caraway and cumin and cook for 20 minutes.

This dish, rich in Moroccan and Tunisian flavors, is quite spicy.  If you are not a fan of spicy food feel free to substitute the hot paprika with sweet for a milder taste.

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  1. Heat the oil in saucepan over a medium flame. Add the onion and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes more. Stir in the paprika, then stir in the tomato paste and add one cup of boiling water.
  2. Add the caraway, cumin and salt and stir. Add 3 more cups of boiling water, lower the flame and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Place the pieces of fish next to each other in the pan so that they are covered by the sauce. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from flame, garnish with parsley, and serve.

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