Cod with Paprika Sauce Recipe

Cod with Paprika Sauce Recipe - This is a typical fish recipe from Galicia, very easy and tasty served with garlic and potatoes. Spanish paprika or Pimentón de la Vera a very popular Spanish ingredients for cooking.


4 cod fillets (about 4 - 5oz each)

4 medium sized potatoes

4 cloves of garlic

1/2tbsp Sweet (dulce) paprika

5tbsp Olive Oil


1tsp fresh chopped Parsley

 Cod with Paprika Sauce Recipe


Peel, wash and chop the potatoes.

Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water for 10 - 12 minutes.

Add the fish fillets to the pan and simmer for a further 7 - 8 minutes, or until both the cod and potatoes are tender.

Transfer the potatoes onto a large plate, place the cod fillets on top of the potatoes. Keep aside 1 cup of the water used to cook the potatoes and cod.

Peel and thinly slice the cloves of garlic.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the sliced garlic, cook on a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until golden brown.  Turn off the heat and put the frying pan to one side.

Add the cup of reserved salted water, paprika and chopped parsley to the frying pan and mix

Pour this sauce over the potatoes and fish, garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve immediately.


Sweet Paprika known as Dulce and is made by slowly drying peppers over oak burning fires for several weeks, All paprika comes the capsicum annum plant.

There are 3 main types of Paprika in Spain - Sweet Paprika (Pimentón Dulce).  Mild Paprika (Pimentón Agridulce) and Spicy Paprika (Pimentón Picante)

Remember that even the spiciest, paprika is nowhere near as hot as chilli powder or cayenne pepper.

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