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Spanish Cod with White Wine Saffron Sauce

– Spanish Cod with White Wine Saffron Sauce –

This Spanish Cod with White Wine Saffron Sauce is truly an incredible dish, it´s easy to make, uses simple ingredients and done in under 30 minutes. With everyone´s busy schedule, this is the perfect dish for a busy weeknight or for a weekend lunch. Folk´s, it doesn´t get any easier to cook cod than this, and the combination of flavors in this dish are absolutely mind-blowing. Serve it next to a simple salad and some roasted baby potatoes for a complete meal.

Spanish Cod with White Wine Saffron Sauce

– The Ultimate White Wine Saffron Sauce –

The secret to this Spanish cod is the white wine saffron sauce, it really elevates this dish to a restaurant quality dish. The saffron I used in this recipe was sent to me by Golden Saffron, honestly some of the best saffron threads I have ever tasted in my life….Whatever you do, don´t use imitation saffron to make this sauce, it will not work and will heavily lack in flavor. Watch the video below on How to Make Spanish Cod with White Wine Saffron Sauce or check out the recipe card below, which you can print. Salud!

Equipment I Used to Make this Recipe:
Chef´s Knife
Wood Cutting Board
Non-Stick Frying Pan

Watch the Video Below on How to a Make Spanish Cod with White Wine Saffron Sauce

5 from 1 vote

Spanish Cod with White Wine Saffron Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • -1 14oz cod fillet 400 grams
  • -2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -1/2 small onion
  • -1 clove garlic
  • -2 tbsp diced red bell pepper
  • -2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • -1/2 tsp golden saffron threads
  • -1/2 cup white wine
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper
  • -fresh chives


  1. Finely mince 1 clove of garlic, finely dice 1/2 onion and reserve 2 tbsp, finely chop a 1/4 piece of a red bell pepper and reserve 2 tbsp, roughly chop 2 tbsp of scallions, cut a 14 ounce (400 grams) fillet of cod into 3 or 4 evenly sized pieces and season them with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  2. Heat a nonstick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, about 1 minute later add the 2 tbsp of diced onions and the 2 tbsp of diced bell peppers and mix with the oil, after cooking for 3 minutes add the minced garlic and the 2 tbsp of chopped scallions, mix with the onions and bell peppers, 30 seconds later add 1/2 tsp of saffron threads and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, after mixing it all together add 1/2 cup of white wine and give it a gentle mix
  3. Once the wine comes to a boil add the cod fillets into the pan and place a lid on the pan, 4 minutes later remove the lid and flip the cod fillets and place the lid back on the pan, after another 4 minutes remove the pan from the heat, add the cod fillets to a dish and spoon the white wine saffron sauce over the fillets, garnish with fresh chives, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Jim

    5 stars
    This is–as Albert says–truly incredible. Thank you! We enjoyed it last night and will certainly make it again!

    17 . Jun . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      18 . Jun . 2024
  2. Mallory

    what kind of wine will give it the most authentic flavor?

    16 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Any white rioja 🙂 much love

      17 . Jun . 2022
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  5. Barrie

    ¿Es bacalao fresco o salado?

    06 . Nov . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      Es bacalao fresco 🙂 un saludo

      07 . Nov . 2019
  6. Lind Ponne

    Made this dish last night. Absolutely wonderful!!!
    Easy to make, a real winner. Thank you for sharing this recipe Albert!!

    22 . Jan . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      So glad you enjoyed it! thank you for the comment 🙂 much love

      22 . Jan . 2019

    I love fish and am always looking for new ways to serve it. At first glance I wasn’t sure how you would make this dish as it certainly does look restaurant quality but the recipe is so simple! I’ll definitely be giving it a go.

    11 . Nov . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you for your kind comment Anna 🙂 much love!

      12 . Nov . 2018

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