Hoot Mookli
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  1. Squeeze lemon juice onto fish portions.
  2. Mix semolina, lemon zest and salt to a unified mixture.
  3. Coat the fish in semolina mixture.
  4. Fry fish portions in olive oil on both sides (use a nonstick wide skillet).
  5. Move fried fish to paper-toweled tray to drain excess oil.
  6. Mince garlic cloves.
  7. Sauté minced garlic in olive oil on low-medium heat for about a minute.
  8. Finely chop olives, cherry tomatoes and preserved lemons.
  9. Add chopped olives, capers and chopped cherry tomatoes to the pan.
  10. Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  11. Add preserved lemon, harissa, cumin and black pepper.
  12. Cook together for a couple more minutes.
  13. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and cook for an additional minute.
  14. Top fried fish portions with the tapenade and serve warm.
  15. Serve this dish over couscous, rice or mashed potatoes.
Recipe Notes

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(Photo by Huppit Bartov Miller)