Sizzling cod

Sizzling cod

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Ready in 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Make your weeknight sizzle with this fantastic fish dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

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Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
337
protein
37g
carbs
0g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
0g
salt
0.48g

Ingredients

  • 250g jar mixed peppers with herbs
  • 250g new potatoes, scrubbed and thickly sliced
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 140g green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 175g chunky cod or salmon fillets, skin on
  • half a lemon
  • crusty bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Pour all the oil from the jar of peppers into a deep frying pan. Heat the oil until bubbling, then tip in the potatoes and onion and toss in the oil. Cook for 5 mins, stirring every now and then until the potatoes are beginning to turn golden.
  2. Carefully pour most of the oil out of the frying pan, leaving behind about 1 tbsp. Tip in the beans and drained peppers, season and stir until well mixed. Lay the fish, skin side down, on top of the vegetables.
  3. Cover the pan and cook over a medium heat for 5 mins more or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and the vegetables are tender. Squeeze the lemon half over the fish and serve with crusty bread to mop up the juices.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2006

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ArmsPark's picture

Excellent recipe, though like others I ignored the recommended cooking times and used my judgement. I also used smoked haddock instead of the cod, which produced an even better result.

xneevus's picture

I would make this recipe but as I'm trying to stay healthy, the nutritional information is important and you haven't listed the nutrition correctly. This dish is served with new potatoes however you've listed this dish as having 0g of carbohydrates. I therefore do not trust to make this dish.

chocolicious's picture
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I've made this with fresh tri-color peppers & little lemon zest - was perfect. This evening I've done it to the recipe and yes - its very oily. Nice enough but i prefer it my way which tastes fresher & is certainly healthier!

coleyskitchen's picture
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Very easy, quick and tasty and went down well. For my taste a trifle too oily despite draining the oil and adding a glug of white wine, as suggested. I followed other reviewers advice and par boiled the potatoes and added some chorizo which goes really well with cod and green beans. Might try with sundried tomatoes next time.

linzie23's picture
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Delicious dish. Not usually a big fan of fish, but really enjoyed this. The oil from the peppers gave everything a lovely flavour. Fish took a little longer to cook than recipe suggests. I cooked my potatoes separately and served with tiger bread. A quick, easy dish, would definitely make again.

flinz84's picture
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very tasty dish :) will make again!

tilleyflipflop1's picture

cooked this earlier in the week. Lovely, par-boiled the potatoes which saved time, didnt have jar of peppers so used fresh and added some other veggies i found in the fridge, oh and a small amount of chorizo. All in all it was lovely- i did add some moroccan spices to the outside of the fish, which made it a bit crispy. The flavours worked so well.

landerson73's picture
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Very tasty. I agree, new potatoes take longer than 5 minutes and although I cut the fish up into smaller pieces it did take longer than 5 mins to cook (about 8) Will make again soon and try with a little white wine.

SueChef1's picture
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I substituted courgettes for the beans; and as recommended by others, parboiled the potatoes - they have to take more than 5mins to cook! Even the fish took longer than 5mins - approx 7-8mins - but I suppose that depends on the thickness of the fish. Also added a splash of white wine, as suggested above.

Very tasty recipe, easy, colourful - what more could you ask for?

toxshock's picture
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Yes, quite nice. The cod came very succulent. I used the par cooked potatoes that come in the vegetable aisle of the local supermarket. I wish I had seasoned it, which I think was let it down for me. Will make again as the family really enjoyed it.

twigletshopping's picture
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Fabulous.

Unfortunately my jar of peppers did not have a lot of oil in, so I had to start with some olive oil. They were however quite spicy, otherwise I might have been tempted to add some chilli.

As per a previous comment I did add some white wine and I think this was the right thing to do, to give a little more sauce. I used baby new potatoes, otherwise I would have par boiled.

The cod cooked to perfection following the recipe and I will definately make again.

sarahah's picture

Absolutely delish!! A firm favourite in my house and very healthy. I cook the fish separately in the oven, wrapped in tin foil for 20 minutes though. I cheated last time I made it though - I was short on time so bought a packet of fresh microwavable new potatoes instead and just chopped them up.

domesticlou's picture
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Really tasty. I par-boiled the potatoes first, there is no way they'd have been done in time otherwise. But really nice.

giles2606's picture
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Straightforward to do and tasty to eat - Will definitely do again. A half glass of dry white or vermouth just after tipping out the oil adds a little extra something too.

deancarp051's picture
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Done this a couple of times now, it's great. Only problem is that I found the potatoes took longer to softner up than the time suggested, the extra time didn't spoil fish though, and it looks fantastic on the plate.

jammac's picture
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So quick, easy and tasty!

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