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Lockdown Recipe of the Day: Chermoula



Lockdown Recipe of the Day: Chermoula

Most often used with fish or other seafood, this north African sauce packed with coriander leaves and stems, lemon, garlic and hot spices is just as good with chicken, pork, beef or vegetables.

There’s no cooking involved. Just prep the ingredients, blend and you’re done. 


250g coriander leaves and stems, washed and dried

3 or 4 fat garlic cloves, husked and roughly chopped

1 Tbs each of ground cumin and paprika

Half tsp cayenne pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

2 Tbs white wine vinegar

1 green chilli, seeded

2 or 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

Salt to taste


Place everything in a blender and blitz until it’s a lovely green paste. That’s it. DM/TGIFood

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