Moroccan Cod and Vegetables with Chermoula Sauce

This flaky cod dinner gets it's signature flavor from North African spice blend Ras el Hanout. Find it in specialty stores or make your own with our recipe.

Moroccan Cod and Vegetables with Chermoula Sauce
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Roast Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 large russet potato, peeled and very thinly sliced

  • 2 cup cauliflower florets

  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced into rings* (optional)

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon ras el hanout spice blend*

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cod fillets

  • 2 lemons

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl combine potato, cauliflower, bell peppers, tomatoes, and, if desired, jalapeño pepper. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. of the oil and sprinkle with ras el hanout; toss to coat. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring every 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, thaw fish, if frozen. Remove 4 tsp. zest and squeeze 6 Tbsp. juice from lemons. In a medium bowl combine lemon juice, remaining 2 Tbsp. oil, cilantro, parsley, garlic, paprika, and salt.

  3. Rinse fish; pat dry. Cut fish into four portions. Cut several slash marks in top of each portion. Place fish, skin side down, on vegetables. Drizzle with lemon mixture. Roast 10 to 15 minutes more or until fish flakes easily. Sprinkle with lemon zest.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

*Ras el Hanout

Combine tsp. each cumin. ground ginger, and salt; ½ tsp. each ground allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and turmeric; and ¼ tsp. ground cloves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
12g Fat
28g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 610mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Potassium 1058mg 23%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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