Here at the Palace we love celebrating the seasons and this dish does just that! It’s got a spicy Pesto Princess Chermoula kick and should warm you up from the inside out.
Switch off your phone, invite your nearest and dearest over for movies on the couch and impress them all with this Autumn fish and chermoula stew. Now that sounds like it’s an idea fit for a Royal Palace!
Until we meet again,
You will need
3 Tbsp Pesto Princess Chermoula
1/3 cup warm water
1/3 cup canola oil
600-700g firm fish, filleted and skinned (We used yellowtail but check out the SASSI list.)
200g pearl/giant couscous
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
200g sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small bits (about 1cm x 1cm)
2 carrots, cubed into small bits (about 1cm x 1cm)
200ml vegetable stock
1 tin diced tomatoes or 4 fresh tomatoes, blanched, peeled and diced
Fresh coriander to serve
1. In a bowl, use a fork to mix the Pesto Princess Chermoula Paste, water and oil. Cut the fish into bite-sized chunks and place these into your Chermoula marinade. Mix to cover all of the fish evenly and set aside.
2. If you are serving this dish with cous cous – either regular or giant/pearl cous cous (which we highly recommend!) make that now, according to packet instructions.
3. Heat a glug of olive oil in a large, heavy-based pot or pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions, sweet potatoes and carrots and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Empty the can of tomatoes into the pan along with the stock and stir well. Add the fish and any remaining Chermoula marinade and cook for a further ± 8 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.
Serve the stew hot along with cous cous and fresh coriander.
Recipe and food styling by Michelle Parkin.
Michael Olivier’s Choice
Perdeberg The Vineyard Collection Cinsaut 2014
This wine goes so well with the rich flavours of this dish.
It looks like: As with their Dry Land Collection, Perdeberg has pushed the envelope and created a new look that is very much theirs. An elegant Burgundy shaped bottle with its elegant red label. In the glass it is a translucent cherry red.
It smells like: Sappy ripe red berry and cherry fruits.
It tastes like: A gentle delicate red with waves of the lovely red fruits and the rustic undertow of roadside brambles. This is a wine you want to chill before serving.