This is one of those dishes, which after eating you give yourself a pat on your back n say ” Well done !”. I’ve eaten Chicken taouk, lamb n beef taouk but Fish taouk ? Never ! So I wondered how’d it be … and trust me when I tell you this … its bloody delicious ! The thing is you needn’t be fancy to make a delicious meal. I think the tastiest of foods are the simplest. This recipe takes hardly any time to prepare but the results are so rewarding. I used my most favourite fish ( well one of my most fav :)) – Tilapia. Its a very popular fish here in Ghana, and think its ideal for grilling, its a fresh water fish and the flesh is firm and its not too bony like the snapper. You can start ahead by preparing the taouk spice mix. Honestly I’ve made this marinade before even without it and it tastes gr8 even without the spice mix, but hey a little extra flavour never hurt right 🙂 The spice is a blend of White pepper, grated nutmeg, ground cloves, corriander power, onion powder, salt, cardamom, and red paprika.
- 1/4th cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons good quality tomato paste
- 1 tablespoons taouk spice
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 fat cloves of garlic grated
- salt to taste
Clean and gut the fish. Make gashes and lightly salt it. Smother the fishes liberally with the marinade and keep at room temperature for about an hour. When ready set them on the bbq and cook till done. Serve with pita bread and Lebanese pickles. East isn’t it ?!?