Spanish Cod with Tomato Sauce, Friday Night Snacks and More...

Spanish Cod with Tomato Sauce

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Spanish Cod with Tomato Sauce, Friday Night Snacks and More...

Spanish Cod with Tomato Sauce

As you know, fish is a very important part of the Mediterranean diet, it´s low in fat, high in protein and loaded with so many health benefits. With that being said, today we´re making The Ultimate Spanish Cod Recipe with Tomato Sauce. This dish is loaded with flavors, easy to make and it´s all done using just one pan.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood, Spanish
Servings 2 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • 1 fillet of cod 14oz/400g
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 14 ounce/400 gram can tomato puree
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • white sugar optional
  • fresh parsley
  • lemon

Instructions
 

  • Thinly slice 3 cloves of garlic, finely dice 1 small onion, finely dice 1/2 of a red bell pepper and 1/2 of a green bell pepper, pat down a 14 oz/400 gram fillet of cod with paper towels, cut it into 4 evenly sized pieces, then season them with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, 2 minutes after adding the oil add the fillets of cod into the pan skin side up, 2 minutes later flip the fillets, after a total cooking time of 4 minutes remove the cod fillets from the pan and transfer them into a dish and cover it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap
  • Using the same pan with the same heat add the sliced garlic and diced onions into the pan and mix them with the oil, scrapping up anything that was left over from the cod, after about 1 minute add the diced bell bell peppers into the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, then season everything with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and a generous 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika and mix everything together, then add one 14 ounce/400 gram can of tomato puree, season again with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and a kiss of white sugar, mix it all together until well combined and lower the fire to a LOW heat
  • After leaving the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes add the fillets of cod back into the pan and place a lid on top, 2 minutes later remove the lid and transfer the pan to a flat surface, serve directly from the pan, garnish with some freshly chopped parsley and a couple slices of lemon, enjoy!

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