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Moroccan Fish Stew with Fresh Herbs

Moroccan Fish Stew with Fresh Herbs

Mahjouba Ezzammoury
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Moroccan
Calories 2002 kcal


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, cut into thin rounds
  • 2 peppers, cut into small strips
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cut into thin rounds
  • 20 pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne or other hot pepper
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pound mackerel or other white fish without bones


  • In a Dutch oven or thick bottomed pot with a cover, sauté onions, garlic and peppers in 4 Tablespoons olive oil for a few minutes until soft.
  • Add potatoes, lemon juice and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add olives, spices, parsley and cilantro. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add fish and cook covered on simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are soft and fish is done (about 20 minutes).


Calories: 2002kcalCarbohydrates: 153gProtein: 113gFat: 108gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 63gCholesterol: 213mgSodium: 4078mgPotassium: 5866mgFiber: 28gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 10654IUVitamin C: 432mgCalcium: 465mgIron: 22mg
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