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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!

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