Saturday, 6 February 2010
Moroccan Monkfish and Chickpea Stew [#214]
The second Bill Granger recipe. A lovely, delicately-spiced Morrocan dish - chunks of monkfish gently cooked in a tomato and onion sauce rich with garlic, fresh ginger, turmeric, cumin and cinnamon, with a touch of cayenne to add an echo of heat in the background. Sweetened with honey and sprinkled with chopped coriander at the end, it ate very well with a new ingredient for me - giant couscous. This had a curious texture, a little like eating barley, and not really like standard couscous, but very pleasant all the same. This dish also had the advantage of being really quick - ready in under half-an-hour. You can find the recipe on the BBC website should you be interested. We drank a refreshing Italian Rose with this.