Preparation / Directions:
This flavorful fish dish, dotted with bright red peppers, cilantro leaves and a generous amount of garlic, is a favorite of Moroccan Jews. It is simple to make and is delicious hot or cold.
Heat the oil in a sauté pan large enough to hold fish in a single layer. Add the peppers and sauté lightly over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cilantro and cook over low heat, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add fish and sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Add water and bring to a simmer, basting fish occasionally. Cover and cook over very low heat about 8 minutes, or until fish is just tender (when a thin skewer is inserted into center of fish, it should come out hot to the touch).
Using a slotted spoon, transfer fish to a deep platter. Boil the pan juices, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1/2 cup. Taste for seasoning, then pour over fish. Serve hot or cold.
From an article by Faye Levy in the San Francisco Chronicle, 9/14/93.