Lebanese Samak Mishwi Recipe


1 large-sized fish (about 2 kg / 64 oz), cleaned
lemon wedges
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 finely chopped leek stalk
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley or finely chopped celery stalk
1/2 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
2 tbs salt (as desired)


Rub fish with salt and spices. Put aside.Mix leek, parsley and lemon wedges. Stuff fish with leek mixture.Pour half quantity of oil on an aluminum foil. Put fish on it. Pour over remaining oil. Wrap completely with foil.Pour some water in an oven tray. Put the fish wrapped with foil on the tray. Place the tray inside a moderate heat oven (200°C) for 1 hour or until tender. Remove leek mixture.Serve with Taratour or piquant sesame paste sauce.

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