Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tibsi Samak bi Loomi (Red Snapper with Lime)

Here's a simple fish recipe from the Iraq using loomi (dried limes). If you cannot get a hold of any loomi , feel free to substitue with lime juice.

6 Servings


1 Tbsp. salt

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

4 lbs. cod or red snapper, fillets

4 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 onion, finely chopped

3 loomi or substitute 1 Tbsp. lime juice

2 large cloves garlic, mashed

4 large tomatoes, roughly chopped

2 Tbsp. pomegranate syrup

handful fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Combine salt, cumin, pepper flakes in a small bowl and mix. Rub allover fish.

  3. Oil a baking dish.Arrange chopped onions on baking dish.Lay the fish on top of onions.Spread garlic on top.Add loomi.Scatter tomatoes on top of fish.

  4. Mix pomegranate syrup with 1/2 c water and pour this over fish.Garnish with cilantro.

  5. Bake for 55 minutes.Serve with Basmati rice.
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1 comment:

  1. This is a great recipe, with a few ingredients but a lot of flavor! Thanks for sharing it!