Sizzling cod

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


Serves 2
Make your weeknight sizzle with this fantastic fish dish

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal337
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.48g
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  • 250g jar mixed pepper with herbs



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 250g new potato, scrubbed and thickly sliced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 140g green bean, trimmed and halved
  • 175g chunky cod or salmon fillets, skin on



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

  • half a lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • crusty bread, to serve


  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.

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Comments (25)

hanszinderfaan's picture

Very nice but I cannot understand why it's called sizzling cod. Did I do something wrong? The only deviation from the recipe was to par boil the potatoes for 5 minutes and I used a fresh pepper. I added some seasoning but I still feel it was missing something. Must try harder.

peterinmalaga's picture

For this to be low carb you have to omit the bread and the potatoes.

xsassx's picture

Lovely dish, thank you for the inspiration. I used fresh peppers and lemon infused olive oil instead and it was beautiful.

lurvlyloz's picture

A little plain but tasty enough

donnab1981's picture

Lovely mid-week recipe that always goes down well. Instead of using a jar of peppers, I roast 1 yellow and 1 red pepper under the grill until the skin blackens then remove the skin and chop up. I use 2tbsp olive oil and add dried oregano. Only other change I make is to par-boil the potatoes for 10mins so they cook through fully.

jeangeniem's picture

Tasted great - used 1 cal spray oil to reduce the kcals!

cambrie's picture

This is a great recipe - I've cooked it about 10 times over the past few months. For what its worth here are some tips - you don't need all the oil in the jar, I just pour a bit in. The potatoes take longer than 5 minutes - probably about 10 - 15 minutes (and I have cut them in to thick slices), then I cook the beans for a few minutes before adding the fish. It's a delicious dinner though and converted my fussy fish eating family to cod!

SueChef1's picture

have you ever put it in the oven? reason for asking is i've put my pound-sized, par-boiled new potato slices on the hob for about 30 mins and they are STILL hard!

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

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

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.

SueChef1's picture

how did it work with the sundries tomatoes?

linzie23's picture

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

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

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

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

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


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.


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