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Spanish Cod with Garlic

Spanish Cod with Garlic

Cod is a popular fish that is flavorful and has a very low fat content.  Cod livers are sources of omega-3 fatty acids which are in demand as daily supplements.  Moreover, cod is versatile and is a mainstay in various world cuisines.  Spain has produced one of the more famous recipes for cod called Bacalao, or Salted Cod.  Here is a recipe for Bacalao that remains unchanged to this day.  Enjoy it with a glass of white wine!

 Serves 4


  • 1 pound flaked cod
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut in thin slices
  • 2 sweet red peppers, in strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Heat a pan with oil.  Stir fry the onion 2 minutes, add the potatoes and stir fry 10 minutes more, stirring often.
  • In a separate pan, stir fry the peppers for 5 minutes, add the tomatoes and fry 3 minutes more.
  • Add this mixture to the potatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir fry the garlic 3 minutes, add the cod and fry 5 minutes more.
  • Put the cod fish into an oven-proof dish and spoon the vegetable mixture on top.
  • Bake 10 minutes in the oven at 400°F (200°C).
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.