Lebanese Samke harra (Lebanese Garlic Fish) Recipe


1 large fish (about 2 kg \ 64 oz), cleaned, scaled, rubbed inside and out with salt
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 heads garlic, peeled and sliced
7 cups finely chopped fresh coriander
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup fried pine nuts
1 tbs vinegar
a dash of ground dried coriander
a dash of piquant red pepper
a dash of ground cumin
¾ cup lemon juice
salt as desired


Fry fish in 1 cup hot oil over medium heat till golden on both sides. Reduce heat and fry till tender.Remove bones. Put meat in a platter.Fry chopped onion in 1/4 cup oil till soft. Stir in garlic, dry coriander, cumin, pepper and salt.Add lemon juice, vinegar, and some water to onion mixture. Cook until mixture thickens. Stir in for 1 minute green coriander and half the quantity of fish. Remove from heat.Serve in a platter garnished with fried pine nuts and lemon wedges.

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