Cod & chorizo stew

Cod & chorizo stew

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 17 mins


Serves 4

Fancy a fish supper ready in under half an hour? Mix up your midweek meal with our satisfyingly spicy chorizo and cod stew

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal417
  • fat20g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein39g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



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

  • 200g cooking chorizo, chopped into small pieces



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cod fillets



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

  • 400g can butter beans, drained
  • ½ small pack parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and add the onion. Cook over a medium heat for 5 mins until starting to soften. Add the chorizo and cook for another few mins to release the oil. Coat the onion in the chorizo oil, then tip in the tomatoes. Fill the can with water and tip that in too. Season and bring to the boil.

  2. Once boiling, season the cod fillets and nestle into the pan. Reduce the heat and gently simmer for about 7 mins. Gently mix in the butter beans and cook for 1-2 mins more until hot. Scatter with parsley and serve in bowls.

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10th Nov, 2017
Really enjoyed this recipe which I made for six people the second time around. I used cod loin cut into thick chunks. I do find that cod can be a little bland, and like other posters the first time I made this I felt it was lacking something. So I added fresh garlic, a good shake of smoked paprika, Schwartz season all, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, wine, and some dried dill. Just before serving I added a splash of lemon juice for acidity. I also used much less water than the recipe asked for (just basically ‘rinsed’ out the tomato cans instead of using full cans) then simmered/reduced the sauce for ten mins before adding the fish. I didn’t use the butter beans. Served with new pots and green beans. Made a large amount, so I used the left over sauce the following day - mixed with a can of famous tomato soup then part blended - to make a fab soup served with crusty bread. Next time I will use tarragon or fennel seeds instead of the dill. Fennel is so fabulous with fish...but seeds are best.
30th Oct, 2017
I love this. I do add chilli flakes, garlic and smoked paprika. It's so delicious it's now one of our fave dinners.
18th Oct, 2017
Really tasty and full of flavour! I added garlic before the onions and red and yellow peppers just before adding the tomatoes, worked a treat, a great stew.
3rd Jun, 2017
Spot on! This recipe works very well. After reading the comments, I added less water and added in chilli flakes, paprika and dried parsley. I also added some white wine to the tomatoes. It was lovely, I will make it again without a shadow of a doubt.
16th Apr, 2017
This was delicious! I made it without the chorizo because I forgot to buy it plus I'm not a huge meat eater. I added a squeeze of lemon juice and a dash of mixed herbs because, to me, that just completed the flavour, added slightly less water and served with a few boiled potatoes. It was lovely!
12th Mar, 2017
This was so good I added chilli flakes and smoked paprika it went down a storm even my 11 month old loved it
18th Jan, 2017
Made this last evening. Halved the recipe as was only cooking for 2. I used thinly ready sliced chorizo which I dry fried first till crispy. Cooked the onion in the chorizo oil. After reading the other reviews, I didn't add too much water. Reduced it all down well before adding the fish. A very tasty meal quickly made.
4th Nov, 2016
A good way for me to get fish into fussy fella! Chucked some spinach in that needed using and served with fresh baked baguettes. I liked it more than he did, but still received high praise from a dedicated meat eater!
15th Oct, 2016
Agree that it needed something extra. Perhaps less water and will definitely try some olives next time.
24th Jul, 2016
Cut this recipe in half as it was only for myself and husband. there was still a lot of Chorizo though, but the fish cooked perfectly and served with some potato wedges, but would work very well with garlic bread. very tasty, easy to make and will cook again.


15th Dec, 2016
Could I substitute chickpeas for the butter beans?
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