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Freekeh with Fish

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • For the Freekeh:
  • 1/2 cup freekeh
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • For the fish:
  • 10 oz or 300gm pangasius fish filet
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons raisins for garnish

Instructions

  • To make the freekeh:
  • - Wash the freekeh with cold water and rinse.
  • - In a hot pan, add the olive oil and when hot add the onion and fry until translucent.
  • - Add the freekeh and stir for 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • - Add the spices and stir for few seconds. Pour the boiling water.
  • - When it comes to a boil add chicken bouillon and stir. Cover the pan tightly and let it cook on very low heat.
  • - It will take around 40 to 50 minutes for the freekeh to cook. Check on it and stir occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • To make the fish:
  • - Season both sides of the fish with black pepper and salt.
  • - Dredge the fish in the flour to coat both sides.
  • - In a frying pan, add the oil and butter.
  • - Fry the fish. It will take around two minutes on each side, also cooking time depends on the thickness of the fish.
  • - Serve freekeh with fish on top. Garnish with raisins.
  • Note: There are two types of freekeh, cracked grain and whole grain. The cracked grain takes around 15 minutes to cook, while the whole grain can take between 45 – 50 minutes to cook.