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Paprika and Herb Roasted Fish with Green Salad


Experience the freshness of South African flavours with our Paprika and Herb-Roasted Fish accompanied by a vibrant green salad. This low-calorie recipe combines succulent fish fillets seasoned with paprika and herbs, resulting in a delightful burst of flavours. Paired with a refreshing green salad, this dish offers a light and nutritious option that celebrates the natural beauty of South African cuisine. Get ready to tantalise your taste buds and nourish your body with this delightful seafood creation.


  • 4 fish fillets (such as hake or king-klip)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Mixed salad greens (such as lettuce, baby spinach, and arugula)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Fresh lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Place the fish fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  4. Brush the marinade evenly over both sides of the fish fillets.
  5. Squeeze the lemon juice over the fish fillets.
  6. Roast the fish in the preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes or until cooked through and flaky.
  7. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  8. While the fish is roasting, prepare the green salad. In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and thinly sliced red onion. Toss gently to mix.
  9. Once the fish is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  10. Plate the paprika and herb-roasted fish alongside a generous portion of the refreshing green salad.
  11. Serve the dish with fresh lemon wedges for an extra citrusy touch.

Celebrate the flavours of South Africa with our Paprika and Herb-Roasted Fish accompanied by a refreshing green salad. This low-calorie dish combines succulent fish fillets seasoned with paprika and herbs, resulting in a burst of delightful flavours. Paired with a vibrant green salad, it offers a light and nutritious option that captures the essence of South African cuisine. Embrace the freshness and simplicity of this dish, and savour each bite as you embark on a journey through South African culinary delights.

*Calories per serving: 200-250 calories
Macronutrient breakdown: Approximately 25-30g protein, 5-10g carbohydrates, 8-10g fat

*Macronutrient breakdown: Please note that these macronutrient breakdowns are approximate and can vary depending on specific ingredients.