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All Recipes, Main Dishes / September 21, 2022

My Favorite Cod Dish from San Sebastian | Bacalao en Salsa Verde

This Spanish Cod with Garlic and Parsley, known as Bacalao en Salsa Verde, is one of the most classic dishes that hail from Spain. But more specifically, from the beautiful city of San Sebastian in the north of Spain. Its got a ton of flavors, it´s easy to make and it´s all done in under 30 minutes.

Bacalao en Salsa Verde
Serve this dish next to a crunchy baguette to mop up all that delicious sauce and a bottle of Spanish wine for an instant trip to beautiful España.

Bacalao en Salsa Verde
To make this dish, I used Spanish Cod Fillets (10% OFF Your Order with Code ¨SPAINONAFORK10¨) from El Barquero. Truly the BEST Cod I have ever tasted. These cod fillets are already seasoned to perfection, so need to add any salt.

Bacalao en Salsa Verde

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: The thickness of the cod fillets I used where 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) thick. So I fried them for 4 to 5 minutes per side. If the cod fillets you are using are thinner, go for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Bacalao en Salsa Verde

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Bacalao en Salsa Verde Recipe

Bacalao en Salsa Verde (Spanish Cod with Garlic & Parsley)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 626 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 2 cod fillets 7 oz / 200 grams each
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 30 grams
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 16 grams
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine 360 ml
  • 12 jumbo raw shrimp peeled & deveined
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Roughly chop the garlic, pat the shrimp dry and season with sea salt & black pepper, pat the cod fillets dry and season with sea salt (if using regular cod fillets), add the flour into a shallow bowl and season with black pepper, mix together, then coat the cod fillets in the flour mixture

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil, once it gets hot add the coated cod fillets into the pan, cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness, then remove from the pan and set aside

  3. Using the same pan, lower to a low heat, add in the chopped garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 1 minute add in the white wine and chopped parsley, raise back to a medium heat, simmer for 3 minutes, then add in the cod fillets back into the pan and the shrimp, all in a single layer, place a lid on the pan and simmer for 2 minutes

  4. Add the cod fillets into serving dishes, decorate the shrimp around the cod and top off with a generous portion of the garlic and parsley sauce, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Bacalao en Salsa Verde (Spanish Cod with Garlic & Parsley)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 626 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 1049mg30%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 723IU14%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Claudia

    Wow, this is a real winner! Easy to make with simple ingredients. The most tasty way to make cod. Thank you.

    25 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      26 . Sep . 2022
  2. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms i never had bacalao en salsa verde before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    21 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      22 . Sep . 2022

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