Tandoori Cod en Papillote with Chai- and Saffron-infused Couscous

Recipe Courtesy of Suzy Singh

My tandoori Chilean sea bass is the perfect combination of classic French technique, Punjabi flavor, and integrity in the product. I love making spice blends from scratch, and this Garam Masala recipe has been in our family for over a century!


  • 2 cups Tazo chai
  • pinch of saffron
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 2 tomatoes
  • garam masala
  • 1 sheet parchment paper
  • butter
  • 1 leek
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon tandoori masala rub
  • 2 cod fillets
  • salt and pepper


  1. Infuse of Tazo chai with saffron until it comes to a soft boil.

  2. Pour over 1 1/2 cups of couscous, cover for 15 minutes.

  3. Cross hatch the top of 2 tomatoes, rub with garam
    masala, salt, pepper.

  4. Place in oven for 30 minutes at 350°F.

  5. Fold parchment paper in half, cut into a half heart.

  6. Melt butter, brush onto the bottom inside of the parchment paper.

  7. Finely dice leek and shallot, and dust with turmeric.

  8. Cut supremes of lemon.

  9. Make a bed of lemon, leek and shallot on top of melted butter on the inside of the parchment paper.

  10. Rub cod with tandoori and salt, place on bed of leek, shallot, lemon. Place 1 tablespoon of button on top.

  11. Fold parchment paper over the top, brush butter on top of paper.

  12. Place in 350°F oven for 15 minutes.

Facebook "Like"

Tandoori Cod en Papillote with Chai- and Saffron-infused Couscous