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Smoked Trout and King Prawn Harissa Couscous Recipe

This Moroccan inspired dish is simply divine. The harissa sauce is a tasty blend of chilli, garlic, and aromatic spices to create a vibrant and fresh sauce that pairs perfectly with the prawns and smoked trout.

Serves 4
1hr 15 mins
Difficulty: Medium


Harissa Sauce
3 large dried chillies
2 chipotle chillies
5 garlic cloves
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp sweet paprika
60ml olive oil
20ml lemon juice
40g preserved lemon
8 fresh mint leaves

Couscous Salad
300g pre-cooked giant couscous
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 spring onion, finely chopped
Fresh parsley
1tbsp olive oil
250g King Prawns
2 fillets hot smoked trout


  • Soften the dried chillies by steeping them in hot water for 30-40 minutes
  • Whilst the chillies are soaking, toast the caraway seeds, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds in a dry pan. Stir occasionally to ensure the spices don’t burn.
  • When toasted, grind the spices in a pestle and mortar or a coffee grinder
  • Drain the chillies but reserve the liquid
  • In a blender, add the chilli, spices, preserved lemon, garlic, lemon juice, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of the reserved water, and fresh mint. Blend until you have a smooth paste and then empty into a bowl and add the olive oil, salt, pepper, and sugar to taste
  • In a large bowl, mix together the couscous, pepper, spring onion, parsley, and olive oil.
  • Serve up with flakes of the smoked trout, the king prawns, the couscous, and lightly drizzle over the harissa sauce.

Top Tip: You can keep these harissa paste to use for lots of different recipes!

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