Roast fish with chickpeas & ginger

Roast fish with chickpeas & ginger

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
An autumnal warmer of a fish dish from John Torode

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal318
  • fat12g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein38g
  • salt2.01g
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  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp Thai 7- spice (we used Schwartz)
  • very large knob root ginger (about 100g), peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 white fish fillets, approx 175g each
  • large handful coriander leaves, coarsely chopped


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the oil in a deep, ovenproof frying pan, tip in the 7-spice and sizzle for a moment. Add the ginger and chilli, give it a stir, then add the chickpeas, stirring to coat them with the spices. Pour in the tomatoes, season to taste and bring to the boil.

  2. Season the fish and place on top of the chickpea mix, skin side down. Splash some of the sauce over the fish, then roast for 12 mins, or until the fish flakes when gently pressed. Scatter over the coriander and serve.

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1st Apr, 2009
26th Mar, 2009
I agree with Inga in Iceland - I live in France and cannot get Thai 7-spice. Could someone let us know what spices are in the Thai 7-spice mix and perhaps we could make our own? Thanks!
9th Mar, 2009
I used Ras El Hanout spice mix as I didn't have Thai 7 Spice and added chilli but it was a little too hot so will halve the chilli next time. Quick and easy to make but nothing special.
12th Dec, 2008
Lovely dish, quick and easy. i took bc500 advice and i didn't put lot of chilli, and i added a teaspoon of sugar!
11th Sep, 2008
Really quick & easy. Very tasty but I think I overdid the 7 spice which had us rather hot & sweaty!! Other than that it was lovely and would def make again.
25th Apr, 2008
Inga - I tend to use garam masala instead as I felt I already had too many spice mixes in my cupboard and wouldn't use Thai 7-spice often enough to make it worth it. Just use whatever you like!
22nd Apr, 2008
Any idea what you could instead of Thai 7 spice in case I cannot find it here in Iceland?
3rd Mar, 2008
Very tasty, quick and nutritious. But don't add the chilli unless you like your food with a real kick - the thai 7 spice alone contains quite a lot of chilli!
13th Jan, 2008
This is something I saw in the magazine and now cook all the time - quick, easy and really tasty!!
14th Dec, 2007
I was intruiged (and a little sceptical) but the flavours do work.


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