Spicy Sweet + Sour Fish with Dates

Qaliyeh-ye Khorma


Preparation info

  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Locals make this dish with grouper/hamour, but I’ve found it works very well using fresh Atlantic salmon fillets.



  • teaspoons fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1


  1. For the dusting: In a small bowl, mix together all the dusting ingredients and set aside.
  2. For the fish: Rinse the fish and pat dry, then place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Dust both sides of the fish fillets and place back on the sheet pan. Cover and keep cool until ready to cook.
  3. To cook the fish: Heat the oil in a wid