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All Recipes, Main Dishes / September 1, 2021

Classic One-Pan Spanish Cod with Potatoes & Peas | Easy One-Pot Recipe

This One-Pan Spanish Cod with Potatoes & Peas is what Spanish food is all about. Packed with flavors, easy to make and no tricky cooking skills. Serve it next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish wine for the ultimate experience.

Spanish Cod with Potatoes & Peas
This dish is known here in Spain as Bacalao con Patatas y Guisantes. It´s typically served for a sunday lunch, but you can enjoy it for any meal of the day. Either way, it´s a dish that will instantly transport you to beautiful España.

Spanish Cod with Potatoes & Peas
To make this dish, I used cod I bought frozen and thawed out. But you can use fresh cod or any other type of white firm fish. I also used vegetable broth to cook all the ingredients, as it adds an incredible depth of flavors. But you can also use water. Just make sure to season accordingly.

Spanish Cod with Potatoes & Peas

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: The thickness of my cod fillets where 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick. I cooked them for 2 1/2 minutes per side. If your fillets are thinner go for about 2 minutes per side. If they are thicker, go for 3 minutes per side.

Spanish Cod with Potatoes & Peas

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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5 from 5 votes

Classic One-Pan Spanish Cod with Potatoes & Peas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 991 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 118 ml
  • 14 oz cod fillet 400 grams
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.15 grams
  • 1 onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine 118 ml
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth 600 ml
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas 70 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, pat dry a 14 oz fillet of cod with paper towels, cut into 4 evenly sized pieces and season with sea salt & black pepper

  3. Add 1/4 cup all-purpose flour into a shallow bowl, along with 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika, mix together, coat each piece of cod in the flour mixture

  4. Add the coated pieces of cod into the pan with olive oil, cook for 2 1/2 minutes per side or until fully cooked through, then remove the cod fillets from the pan and cover with foil paper

  5. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in 1 onion thinly sliced and 6 cloves garlic thinly sliced, mix with the olive oil, after 5 minutes and the onions are translucent, add in 2 medium sized potatoes (peeled & washed) that have been cut into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) pieces, along with 1/2 cup white wine and season with sea salt & black pepper, turn up the heat to a medium-high, mix together and cook for a couple minutes

  6. After 3 minutes and the alcohol has cooked off, add in 2 1/2 cups of vegetable broth, or enough to just cover the potatoes, after 16 to 18 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed by the potatoes, but there is still some broth left, add in 1/2 cup frozen peas, after another 5 to 7 minutes and there is virtually no broth left, add the cod fillets back into pan, lower the fire to a low-medium heat and simmer for 2 minutes

  7. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Classic One-Pan Spanish Cod with Potatoes & Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 991 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 40g
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 1305mg57%
Potassium 1992mg57%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1235IU25%
Vitamin C 65mg79%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Sue Bielenberg

    5 stars
    another success! I make a lot of your recipes, and this was another winner! I feel better when I eat your recipes, and I am proud to share it with friends who are tired of the same-old, same-old.

    26 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      27 . Apr . 2023
  2. Mike Howles

    5 stars
    Needed a quick recipe for cod, found this. Absolutely delicious, simple, will definitely use again.

    01 . Dec . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      02 . Dec . 2022
  3. Alice

    I just recently found your channel on You Tube. My husband is from Spain and he’s always excited to find new and simple recipes from home. I am making your white fish with potatoes and please right now! I appreciate how you are so specific when it comes to measurements and weight, but it would be great if you would extend that to chopped or sliced veggies like onions, carrots, etc, so that it is 1/4 cup onions or 2 cups sliced carrots, for example, instead of just 1/2 onion or 1 carrot. Also I am using Chardonnay for the white wine in this recipe, but a bit more specificity would be great in this regard, too. Thanks for all your work in developing and sharing this great food tradition!

    22 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      When it comes to the vegetables, there is no exact measurement, this is why I don´t go into detail, it´s all a matter of preference 🙂 apprecite the comment! much love

      22 . Mar . 2022
  4. Kamilia Klimek

    5 stars
    I made it tonight. Smashed it!! Extremely flavourful!! The third time I’ve followed your recipes. Also loved potatoes brava!! I appreciate your food! Thank you for opening my eyes to to it.

    13 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am so happy to hear that!! Much love 🙂

      13 . Dec . 2021
  5. Loretta

    Our new favorite recipe for Northern Pike!!!! Absolutely fantastic Albert!!!

    25 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      26 . Sep . 2021
  6. Charles Pascual

    5 stars
    Nice dish, very tasty. Easy recipe to follow, which comes together quickly once you have done all the peeling and slicing. Took a cue from your video and served it at the table in the cooking pan so as to not disturb the look of the presentation.

    09 . Sep . 2021
  7. Jackie

    Just finished eating this. Absolutely delicious. Definitely making this a regular.

    03 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      03 . Sep . 2021
  8. Stephen

    5 stars
    Once again, looks beautiful, easy and delicious. I especially like the fact that your recipes are for two people because so many that I see on line are for big families. We don’t normally have much fish and I think this recipe will be a good one to try because my spouse doesn’t much go for fish. Thanks so much.

    01 . Sep . 2021

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