Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Samak Bil Taratur (Baked fish with Tahini Sauce)

This is a very simple and satisfying Samak Bil Taratur (Baked fish with Tahini Sauce) dish. Serve hot with Spicy Rice for Fish.

Ingredients:
  • 1 whole fish, approx 2 lb (1kg)
  • ½ cup olive or nut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Tahini sauce without parsley
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley and wedges of lemon to garnish
Preparation:
  1. Rub the fish with half the olive oil and bake in a moderate oven until cooked. The flesh should be white and flake apart easily under a fork.
  2. Fry onions lightly in the remainder of the oil, until transparent. Drain. Mix the onions into the Tahini Sauce, pour over the baked fish and bake for a further 10 minutes in a moderate oven.
  3. Garnish with chopped parsley and wedges of lemon. Serve hot with Spicy Rice for Fish or cold with salads.

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