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Grilled Hamour with Spicy Tomato and Cumin Sauce
September 2, 2011, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Fish, Main Course | Tags: , ,

My husband has had big grilling plans for this Labor Day Weekend.  He was finally going to fire up our new (charcoal) grill.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, sausage, corn, shrimp, were all on his menu.  However, before we indulged in all that grilled and greasy goodness, I thought I’d kick off the weekend with something a little healthier. 

Hamour is acommon  local fish, the Arabian name for grouper.  I read that it’s high in Omega-3’s.  This was my first time cooking it, but it won’t be the last.  It was perfect for grilling, very firm and meaty.  While it was cooking, I thought it had a strong fishy smell, but the taste was very mild.  When I tasted the fish, I was a little worried that my sauce would over power the mild and slightly sweet taste, but I think it complemented it well. 


Grilled Hamour with Spicy Tomato and Cumin Sauce


2 pounds hamour filets

2 small  limes

1 pound yellow and red grape tomatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons green onion, chopped

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish

1 small green chili, chopped and seeds removed

1 large clove garlic, chopped

2 teaspoons cumin

salt and pepper to taste


To make tomato sauce:  Preheat oven to 400.  Toss tomatoes, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.  Place on a baking sheet and roast until the tomatoes start to blacken and burst, 10-15 minutes.  Cool tomatoes.  When cooled, puree tomatoes, onion, cilantro, green chili, garlic, cumin.  Add juice and zest of 1 lime.  Store sauce in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

To grill hamour:  Prepare grill (in my case, get coals hot.)  Squeeze juice of one lime over both sides of the filet and season with salt and pepper.  Grill hamour 15 minutes, or until cooked through, turning half way through. 

Serve grilled hamour with chilled tomato sauce, cilantro and extra lime wedges.


5 Comments so far
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Lovely dinner! I love grilling fish… although mine never comes off the grill looking quite as nice as this!

Comment by Michelle

Grilled fish is a rare favorite around here since fresh fish is hard to come by. The sauce is what really makes this a great dish, I love all the spices in there. Great post.

Comment by Tina@flourtrader

What a great idea for fish! The sauce sounds delicious!

Comment by Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

I’ve never had hamor!! This looks delicious and the perfect way to start of a weekend of good eats!

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