Mini fish patties with celery – thin couscous

Recipe by AsifDifficulty: Easy


Cooking time




  • Mini fish patties with celery – thin couscous• 2 cups cooked Giant Israeli couscous (250g uncooked Giant Israeli couscous)

  • 300 g Nile fish

  • 200 g cod (clean)

  • 1 onion

  • 1/2 parsley

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons Oil

  • 1 celery

  • 5-6 cloves of garlic

  • Preserved lemon

  • Spices: 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, salt


  • In a wide bowl mix 1 liter of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Soak the fish for 1/2 hour
  • Empty the water and wash the fish carefully.
  • Using a food grinder, grind the fishes together with onion and parsley.
  • in a bowls mix egg, breadcrumbs, cumin spices, oil, white pepper and salt.
  • place in the refrigerator for an hour to combine spices.
  • wash the celery, and cut to a length of 10 cm (including leaves, stems)
  • Place in a saucepan with the garlic cloves, lemon and season with turmeric and ground black pepper.
  • Add water and boil for about 15 minutes,
  • Roll small patties from the mixture and place in the pot on the celery cover.
  • Cooks until the liquids are reduce (about 25 minutes)
  • Meanwhile, Boil water and cook couscous according to instruction, about 7-9 minutes.
  • Place patties and sauce on a thin couscous and serve hot.

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