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All Recipes, Main Dishes / December 20, 2023

Honey Garlic Glazed Cod | Ridicously GOOD 20 Minute Recipe

This Honey Garlic Glazed Cod, known as Bacalao a la Miel, is the perfect dish for the holidays or any time of the year. As it has a beautiful presentation and is super easy to make. Serve it next to some roasted potatoes and a crunchy baguette to mop up all that goodness.

Honey Garlic Glazed Cod
To make this recipe, I used cod fillets I bought frozen and thawed out. But you can always use the fresh stuff here, as well as any other type of firm white fish. For the sauce, I used homemade vegetable broth, but chicken broth or fish broth are great substitutes.

Honey Garlic Glazed Cod
What gives this dish that sweet & savory flavor is the combination of raisins and honey. If raisins are not your thing, you can also use dried cranberries. As for the honey, agave syrup can easily substitute it.

Honey Garlic Glazed Cod

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: When you first fry the cod, you don´t want to fully cook it through. Just a light fry to give it a crust. Once you add the cod to the sauce, you simmer it until it´s fully cooked through and glazed in all that goodness.

Honey Garlic Glazed Cod

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make Honey Garlic Glazed Cod

Honey Garlic Glazed Cod
5 from 1 vote

Honey Garlic Glazed Cod | Bacalao a la Miel

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 698 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 2 cod fillets 8 oz / 225 grams each
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour 30 grams
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup raisins 50 grams
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts 18 grams
  • 2 tbsp honey 42 grams
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
  • 1 cup vegetable broth 240 ml
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • handful chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  2. In the meantime, pat the cod fillets dry with paper towels, then season with sea salt & black pepper and coat each fillet in flour

  3. Add the cod fillets into the pan with the hot olive oil, lightly fry for 2 minutes per side, then remove from the pan and set aside

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the onion finely chopped and the garlic roughly chopped, mix continuously, after 3 to 4 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the raisins, pine nuts, honey, paprika and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and cook for 1 minute, then add in the broth, gently mix and simmer

  5. Once the sauce has slightly thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes, add the cod fillets back into the pan and gently flip them so they´re fully coated in the sauce, simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the cod is cooked through

  6. Transfer the cod fillets into serving dishes, top off with the sauce and sprinkle with chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Glazed Cod | Bacalao a la Miel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 698 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 603mg26%
Potassium 1272mg36%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 838IU17%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Irene

    5 stars
    Dear Albert, is there an alternative for the flour coating ( low-card version) ?
    Many thanks and merry Christmas, Irene ( austria)

    23 . Dec . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can just omit it, though the fish won’t have a crust on it, but it will taste great! Much love 🙂

      24 . Dec . 2023
  2. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use tofu i never had honey garlic glazed cod before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    20 . Dec . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      21 . Dec . 2023

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