Baked fish with a sesame, pistachio and harissa crust

Nadia Lim's baked fish recipe may be the perfect entertaining meal. The oven does all the hard work to create this gluten-free dish that's ready in just 20 minutes. Be sure to serve hot sprinkled with coriander

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4 - 6
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  • 1-2 tbsp sesame seeds (black, white or mixture)
  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-6 fillets fresh white fish or salmon, skin off
  • 4-6 tsp harissa (Nadia used Culley's or Julie Le Clerc's brand, check label if eating gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • coriander leaves to garnish


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Mix sesame seeds, sumac, pistachios and salt together.
  • 3
    Lay fish fillets on prepared tray. Spread with harissa paste and drizzle with a little honey. Sprinkle over pistachio mix.
  • 4
    Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and bake for about 8 minutes until fish is just cooked through.
  • 5
    Serve hot from the oven, garnished with coriander.

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