KID NOTE: The kids really enjoyed the fish and sauce, although they didn’t eat the capers. The couscous was a hit as was the spinach. Very kid friendly.
VEGETARIAN TIP: Instead of fish, roast cauliflower ‘steaks’. Cut base of cauliflower, but leave stem intact. Place stem side down on cutting board. Cut down to create 1” steaks. Toss in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast in 450 over for 10-15 minutes per side.
GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Skip the milk/flour step and simply sauté the fish. Use brown rice couscous, quinoa, or rice.
This recipe was soooo delicious! It was the first one I made after signing up for this service. This meal had the perfect balance of flavors and textures. Earthy couscous, sweet warm spinach, and crunchy on the outside – melt in your mouth inside fish! I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 ONLY because for my family, I have a VERY picky 4 year old. My trick to get him to eat the spinach was to leave a few out fresh and let him dip them in ranch. He tried the fish (even without the capers) which I was very proud of, but he promptly spit it out. Perhaps next time I will just throw a fish stick in the oven…might be a good suggestion for small picky children. He ate the couscous though. Overall great family meal and I LOVE the kid-friendly suggestions!
Could not find flounder so we are using tilapia. Will that be okay?
Yes, tilapia will work perfectly. You may want to adjust the cooking time down a bit as tilapia is generally a thinner fillet than flounder.
The fish was delicious! We substituted cod with great results. The couscous was decent, but next time I will just follow the box directions which called for more water. Ours turned out really dry following the instructions above.
I made this and it was really lacking in flavor. No one ate it 🙁 Next time I will flavor the cous cous a little more as that seemed to be the biggest complaint.
This is the first recipe I tried from this site. It was awesome!! Used Cod instead of Flounder. Added garlic to couscous and spinach and combined them together. Breading stuck to bottom of fry pan, so use non-stick. Although the fish didn’t look pretty, when put all together, it was wonderful. Also used whole lemon for the sauce and 1/2 fresh lemon in couscous.