Cod with Chorizo

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This wonderful combination of smoked Chorizo and fresh, flaky white cod is a great match for a summer lunch or dinner. This dish is really light and packed with great taste and of course simple to make.


Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 minutes
Serves: 5


  1. Remove the scales and bones from the fillet of cod and wash it under cold running water, dry it well with kitchen paper. the cod fillet
  2. Using a very sharp flexible knife, remove the flesh from the skin leaving about 1cm attached running along the length of the fillet. opening up the skin
  3. Thinly slice the Chorizo into rounds and lay them on the skin next to the flesh and season with salt. lining it with the chorizo
  4. Roll the flesh on top of the Chorizo and continue to roll it up tightly until you have a perfect round fillet. Secure the stuffed cod with string and set to one side. wrapping it and tying it
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°c.
  6. Cut the fish into portions and, in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, place the olive oil and unsalted butter. When the butter has stopped fizzing carefully place the fish into the pan and brown it all over for about 1 minute. frying the portioned cod
  7. Place the browned fish portions onto a baking tray and cook them in the oven for 6 minutes. When they are cooked, remove them from the oven and set them to one side to rest while you make the sauce. the fried, portioned cod on a baking tray
  8. In a frying pan place the olive oil and chopped chorizo and gently fry it over a medium heat for 2 minutes, season with salt. frying the chorizo cubes
  9. Serve, we served it with wilted baby leaf spinach seasoned with salt, pepper and nutmeg. the finished cod with chorizo
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Useful Information

Can it be frozen? Yes, at stage 4.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, to stage 4, up to 2 days in advance.
Will leftovers be nice? Yes, for up to 2 days.


- This recipe works well with most non-oily fish like Haddock or Halibut.

- If you don't like the idea of stuffing the fish with the chorizo, then simply cook the fish as you normally would and serve it with the sauce!

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