Exclusive Recipe Extract: Lorna Jane’s ‘Spiced Fish’ (Via ‘Nourish’)

Following on from our recent interview with fitness and healthy living advocate, Lorna Jane (you can read both parts to the interview here and here), we bring you an exclusive recipe from her new book, ‘NOURISH The Fit Woman’s Cookbook’. Please try it and let us know what you think!



1 large eggplant (500g)
½ teaspoon each ground cumin,
ground coriander and paprika
2 x 200g (6.-ounce) firm
white fish fillets
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, quartered
1 lemon (140g), cut into wedges

Quinoa Tabouleh:
¾ cup (150g) dried white quinoa
1 cup (250ml) filtered water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 medium tomato (150g), chopped finely
1 lebanese cucumber (130g), seeded, chopped finely
½ cup each loosely packed freshflat-leaf parsley and mint leaves
2 green onions (scallions), chopped finely


1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F.

2. Trim top from eggplant. Place eggplant onan oven tray; pierce all over with a fork.Roast about 30 minutes or until beginningto collapse. Remove from oven; cool.

3. Meanwhile, to make the quinoa tabouleh,rinse quinoa well; drain. Place quinoa in asmall saucepan with the water; bring to theboil. Reduce heat; cook quinoa, covered witha tight-fitting lid, about 15 minutes or untilwater is absorbed and quinoa is tender.Remove from heat; stand, covered, 10minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in theremaining ingredients. Season to taste.

4. Rub combined spices all over fish, season;place on oven tray. Roast about 10 minutesor until cooked as desired.

5. Peel eggplant; chop flesh coarsely. Processeggplant with juice and garlic until smooth;season to taste.

6. Serve fish with quinoa tabouleh, eggplantpuree and lemon wedges.

Prep + cook time 45 minutes
Serves 2
Nutritional count per serving protein (55.2g),
carbohydrate (58.8g), total fat (8.8g), fibre

You may also want to try: PETE EVANS’S SCALLOP CEVICHE


  • Reply Zerotolove Thursday 21st August, 2014 at 1:13 pm


  • Reply Whatthe Thursday 21st August, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I love the way the fish looks browned on top.

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 20th August, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Sounds pretty easy, always a good starting point…

  • Reply Whatthe Wednesday 20th August, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I need to get some fish – I know it’s so good for health!

  • Reply candicelee22 Tuesday 19th August, 2014 at 11:40 am


  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 19th August, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I want to make this but I’m not a fan of the smell of cooked fish in my kitchen!

  • Reply kt Tuesday 19th August, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Looks delicious, will try soon!

  • Reply amanda6393 Monday 18th August, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Sounds nice, but needs some good fats I reckon.

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 17th August, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I wonder if Lorna cooks this herself?

  • Reply jessicawheelock Saturday 16th August, 2014 at 7:48 am

    The Quinoa sounds good

  • Reply yslyenom Friday 15th August, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Fresh and healthy.

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 15th August, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    That picture & recipe is inspiring!

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