Cod In Tomato Sauce

How to make Cod In Tomato Sauce.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 750g Fresh cod
  • 250g Cockles
  • 1 Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 1 Green pepper
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 100 ml White wine
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fish stock cube
  • Olive oil
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Flour

Instructions:

  1. Firstly, put the cockles in cold water with a handful of salt to remove all the sand from inside.
  2. Change the water after 30 minutes and repeat the process a couple of times.
  3. Cut the cod into portions and pad dry the fish with a kitchen towel.
  4. Add salt and pepper to both sides.
  5. Make a mix with the same proportion of breadcrumbs and flour, stir and put aside.
  6. Peel and finely chop the garlic and onions.
  7. Wash and chop the peppers into cubes.
  8. Cover the bottom of a deep pot with olive oil and put at medium heat.
  9. While oil is heating up, pass the cod pieces in the mix with flour and breadcrumbs.
  10. Make sure the cod is fully covered with this mixture.
  11. Add to the pot and cook 4-5 minutes each side shaking the pot to prevent sticking.
  12. Remove the cod into a kitchen towel.
  13. In the same oil, add the garlic and cook it for 1 minute, then add the onion and cook it until translucent, stirring on and off.
  14. Toss the peppers in the pot and cook them for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  15. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  16. Toss the paprika and the bay leaves, stir continuously for a minute and then add the white wine and stir to prevent the paprika from burning.
  17. Allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  18. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pot and cook the sauce for 8-10 minutes stirring on and off and then, break the fish stock cube into pieces and add to the sauce.
  19. Also, add 100 ml of cold water and stir to incorporate all the ingredients.
  20. After the sauce is being cooked for 5-7 minutes, add the cockles and cook them until they are opened.
  21. Take them out of the pot and remove the shells.
  22. Keep them aside.
  23. Now add the cod into the sauce and shake the pot to cover them all in the sauce.
  24. From now on it is important that you don´t shake the food, only shake the pot to prevent the cod from breaking.
  25. If the sauce gets too thick, add a bit of water and shake the pot.
  26. Taste it and add any condiment if needed.
  27. Rest for 5-10 minutes and add the cockles.
  28. Serve and enjoy!
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