Fish fillet in orange sauce

July 7, 2014  •  Category:

Don’t they say that the best things happen by accident? Well this  was a last-minute inspiration, thrown together with available ingredients, and turned-out fabulous! I could not wait to make it again and again.

The combination of fresh orange juice and kammouneh (that Southern Lebanese spice mix based on cumin) is dynamite.

INGREDIENTS: 4 servings

  • 1 pound white fish fillets
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Kammouneh mix or a mixture of whole cumin seeds, powdered cumin, red chili pepper, black pepper and dried mint or marjoram, dried rose petals and salt to taste.
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon flour 

1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, pour the oil and heat 3 minutes; add the fillets and pan-fry 3 minutes on each side, sprinkling the spices as you go; when the fillets are cooked,  pour the orange juice.

2. Remove the fish and add the  flour. Stir for a couple of minutes, scraping the skillet;  strain the sauce through a sieve and place the fillets back in the  skillet, pour the sauce over them and serve immediately.  *The rose petals can be replaced with a teaspoon of rose water added to the sauce   kids @ fish market Saida Fish market in Sidon, Lebanon


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  1. Sue says:

    I jumped when I saw the title of this post, I am definitely going to try it this week. I love all kinds of citrus with fish, and the rose petals add such a beautiful touch!

  2. Rosa says:

    Simple, yet extremely refined and flavorful! A fantastic dish.



  3. Georgianna says:

    How very elegant–God bless your thoughts and creative presentations.

  4. Belinda @zomppa says:

    Love the idea of orange and fish! Love those serendipitous greatness.

  5. Oui, Chef says:

    This not only sounds delicious, but is so pretty too. Love the rose petals on the plate!

  6. Rog says:

    I haven’t tasted this but I think I already loving this recipe now.. Gotta try this at home too!

  7. Velva says:

    Fresh citrus and flaky white fish is a nice flavor pairing. Like food, or in life some of the best things are discovered by accident.


  8. Susan says:

    This does look fabulous, Joumana! I’ve had many a fish with lemon sauce but the orange juice sounds sweet and lovely with the spice mix. I’m always on the search for new ways to prepare fish and can’t wait to try it!

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