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Palomar cookbook recipes: from burnt aubergine with pomegranate to Stilton cheesecake

From the award-winning Palomar restaurant comes its first cookbook with more than 100 recipes of fusion food from Southern Spain to the Levant

Cod chraymeh

Serves 4

The name of this North African fish stew is derived from the word chraimee, which in slang means “bastard”, and alludes to the way of preparing and eating this dish – fast and hot, almost “stealing” it by snatching it up quickly with a piece of bread. Basically, it’s a great and fast way to cook a nice piece of fat fish for fortifying the labourers of Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco on their lunch breaks. Chraymeh found its way into the Jewish kitchen as a quick fish dish for just before the Sabbath enters, since it is the custom on a Friday always to have a fish course before the meat. It has now been taken into the heart of almost every Israeli household as the official Friday night fish dish, and even Ashkenazi – originally Eastern European – households cook it with joy.

In this recipe I use fresh red peppers and canned tomatoes because I like mine chunky – alternatively you can use tomato purée and some water if you prefer a smooth texture. Although I use cod here, any white flaky fish will do, such as hake or halibut, and feel free to turn it into a seafood festival by adding clams, mussels, prawns and even scallops, all poached quickly in the fragrant red stew.

4 tbsp rapeseed oil
1-3 red chillies, sliced (depending on how hot you like it)
5 red peppers, cored, deseeded and cut into 1.5cm fingers
5 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1 tsp toasted and ground cumin seeds
5 tbsp aniseed-flavoured spirit, such as arak, Pernod or ouzo (optional)
100ml water
1 tbsp harissa
400g can good quality chopped tomatoes
pinch of sugar
4 cod fillets, 150g each, skinned
salt, to taste
1 large bunch of coriander, chopped
squeeze of lemon juice

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