Dukkah Cod with Pomegranate Couscous

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Serves2 people
Dukkah Cod with Pomegranate Couscous

Dukkah gives our sustainable cod a crunchy crust and a kick of spice that makes them the perfect companion for herby couscous studded with pomegranate seeds.


  • 150g wholewheat couscous
  • 2 cod fillets
  • 1 tbsp dukkah
  • 1 pomegranate
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley
  • 50g rocket
  • 1 orange
  • 300ml boiling water
  • 2 tsp + ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
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1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas 5. Fill your kettle and boil it. Tip the couscous into a large heatproof bowl. Pour in 300ml boiling water and stir. Pop a plate over the bowl to cover it, then set aside for 10-15 mins to soak.
2. Meanwhile, line a baking tray with foil or baking paper. Place the cod fillets on the tray, skin-side down. Brush each fillet with 1 tsp olive oil then scatter over 1 tbsp dukkah. Lightly press it onto the cod to coat it. Slide the tray into the oven and bake the cod for 12 mins till the cod is cooked through – the cod will be opaque and flake easily when pressed with a fork.
3. Halve the pomegranate around its middle. Hold a half over a bowl, cut-side down, and use a wooden spoon to thwack it. The seeds should fall out of the pomegranate into the bowl. Pull out any seeds that don't fall out away from the skin and pith. Repeat with the other half.
4. Place the flat leaf parsley on your chopping board with half of the rocket leaves. Roughly chop them together. Finely grate the zest from the orange.
5. Check the couscous – if it has absorbed the water and is tender, it's ready. Add most of the pomegranate seeds, chopped parsley and rocket, and orange zest. Squeeze in the juice from half the orange and add ½ tbsp olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper. Stir together.
6. Heap the couscous up on 2 warm plates and top with the remaining rocket leaves and the cod fillets. Scatter over the remaining pomegranate seeds and serve with the rest of the orange on the side, sliced into wedges for squeezing.
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