Saturday, August 29, 2015

spanish cod is whats for supper.

i have entered a phase of life where i want to try new things. i literally will walk around the store in the veggie section & look at everything that i have never heard of & wonder, what can i do with thisssssss. this is coming from a person who doesn't eat too many cooked veggies- i am a raw veggie girl. so i was on pinterest the other day & saw this -- this blog has some amazing recipes so take a few minutes & wonder about their page.

i had bought some cod at the local kroger the other day so i knew i wanted to make a dinner with it, but i had no idea it was going to be this good. like for real good & it is easy. i made a few changes to the recipe bc i had to work with what i had & what my grocery store allowed me to get.

here is what you will need:

  • 2 chunky cod fillets (you could use haddock or pollock if you prefer)
  • 100g diced cooking chorizo
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 1 large glass white wine
  •  1 small box visconti crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large  onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock pot cheats in 31/2 cups boiled water
  • Juice of 2 juicy lemons
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Fresh flat leaf parsley
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Extra virgin olive oil for finishing
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • rice to serve with


*big thanks to my husband for sharpening knives & cutting stuff for me. 

step 1.

fry chorizo in some olive oil until edges are a little crispy - when it is done put it to the side in a bowl

step 2.

pour yourself a glass of the wine you will be using. you really need to make sure it is going to work for you. 

i usually use cheaper wine if i am cooking with it unless it is a dessert. you can't go cheap on dessert you guys. 

step 3. 

add your onion to the oil left from the chorizzo & then add garlic.

let the onion cook for a minute or two before you add the garlic.

this smell makes me the happiest person in the world. 

step 4.

now add your saffron, your wine, your stock, your box of visconti, & your sugar- bring to a simmer. 

taste & add your salt & pepper to taste. i did a lot of tasting, bc it was so good. 

step 5. 

add your can of drainer & rinsed chickpeas, lemon juice & cook for about 5-6 minutes. 

step 6.

add your cod filets, & chorizzo- put the lid on & let simmer for 8-10 minutes. 

step 7. 

sprinkle dish with fresh parsley

* i grow my own- its such a good feeling to go outside & cut your own, or pick your own veggies. 

step 8.


i served this straight from the pan & with rice. 

i love one pot meals. 

cory loved it. 

i loved it. 

you will love it.

thank you to the kitchen alchemist for getting my creative brain going with this dish. you are the bomb. 

happy cooking.