Fisherman’s dish


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By Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Published 2020

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‘Sayyadieh’ translates as ‘fisherman’s catch’ or ‘fisherman’s dish’. The combination of spiced rice and pan-fried fish is a Palestinian favourite in the coastal towns of Jaffa, Haifa and Akka. The choice of fish depends, traditionally, on what’s been caught that day. Here, we’ve used a combination of white fish and prawns, but other combinations – calamari and prawns or two kinds of white fish, for example – also work well.

Getting ahead: The nuts can be toasted and the onion