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Perch Baked with Sesame Seed
(Samak Tahini)


Serve with Moroccan Herbed Olives, Pocket Bread or hot cooked rice for a simple Middle Eastern meal.



  1. Cook and stir onion in 1 tablespoon oil until tender.
  2. Mix sesame seed, water, garlic, salt, lemon juice and red pepper.
  3. Lightly brush an 8-inch square baking dish with oil; sprinkle with bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons parsley.
  4. Pat fish dry; arrange in baking dish.
  5. Pour sesame seed mixture over fish; top with onion.
  6. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees F until fish flakes easily with fork, 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Garnish with parsley and ripe olives.

Yields 4 servings.


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