Sizzling cod

Sizzling cod

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(31 ratings)

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

  • if cod is previously unfrozen

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



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  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges



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  • 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…

  • 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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26th Mar, 2019
I use a jar of artichokes instead of peppers (although you could use both) and I also add chorizo. Still not sure why it's called 'sizzling cod' as there is no sizzle, but it's very tasty
19th Aug, 2017
A big hit with my parents who both said they preferred it to fish & chips! A very tasty dish and one I'll definitely be making again ☺
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21st May, 2016
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.
16th Jan, 2016
For this to be low carb you have to omit the bread and the potatoes.
30th Nov, 2015
Lovely dish, thank you for the inspiration. I used fresh peppers and lemon infused olive oil instead and it was beautiful.
27th May, 2015
A little plain but tasty enough
5th Mar, 2015
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.
20th Dec, 2014
Tasted great - used 1 cal spray oil to reduce the kcals!
19th Jun, 2014
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!
4th Dec, 2014
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!


22nd Jun, 2019
Where can I buy 250g jar mixed pepper with herbs. No one seems to stock this. What are the alternatives?
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23rd Jun, 2019
Thanks for your question. This recipe came from 2006 and it appears these are no longer readily available. We would suggest using flame roasted peppers from a jar as an alternative. There are a few different brands available.
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