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Lebanese Garlic Fish (Samke harra):
Submitted by: Madame Fahimeh | Date Added: 4 Aug 2009
Listed in: Lebanese Fish

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• 1 large fish (about 2 kg 64 oz), cleaned, scaled, rubbed inside and out with salt
• ¼ cup vegetable oil
• 2 heads garlic, peeled and sliced
• 7 cups finely chopped fresh coriander
• ½ cup finely chopped onion
• ½ cup fried pine nuts
• 1 tbls vinegar
• a dash of ground dried coriander
• a dash of piquant red pepper
• a dash of ground cumin
• ¾ cup lemon juice
• salt as desired

• Fry fish in 1 cup hot oil over medium heat till golden on both sides. Reduce heat and fry till tender.
• Remove bones. Put meat in a platter.
• Fry chopped onion in 1/4 cup oil till soft. Stir in garlic, dry coriander, cumin, pepper and salt.
• Add lemon juice, vinegar, and some water to onion mixture.
• Cook until mixture thickens. Stir in for 1 minute green coriander and half the quantity of fish. Remove from heat.
• Serve in a platter garnished with fried pine nuts and lemon wedges.
Additional Notes
Its a good idea to have multiple pans going at one time to make the cook ... otherwise the 2 hours could turn into a half a day. :)