Harissa fish with bulgur salad

Spice up cod fillets with harissa paste and serve with a grain salad for an easy meal – ideal when you need a quick dinner

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 430
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 35g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 35g
  • salt 1g


  • 100g bulgur wheat
  • ½ small cucumber , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 100g cherry tomatoes , quartered
  • 25g pitted green olives
  • small handful of parsley , finely chopped
  • 2tbsp rose harissa
  • 2tsp honey
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion , finely sliced
  • 2 x 120g skinless, boneless white fish fillets, such as cod or haddock


  1. Cook the bulgur following pack instructions, then rinse and drain well before tipping into a large bowl. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, olives and most of the parsley. Season well. Combine the harissa, honey, garlic, lemon juice, half the oil and 1 tbsp water in a bowl, then set aside.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat and cook the red onion for 4-5 mins until softened and lightly browned. Season the fish well, then add to the pan and cook for 3 mins before pouring in the harissa mixture. Turn the fish and cook for 2-4 mins more (depending on the thickness of the fish), basting the fish in the pan juices until cooked through – the flesh should be opaque.

  3. Divide the bulgur salad between two plates, top with the fish and fried onions, then drizzle over any remaining pan juices and sprinkle over the remaining parsley to serve.

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