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Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika and Capers

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • -6 fillets fresh cod
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper
  • -smoked paprika
  • -dried thyme
  • -2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -1/4 cup capers
  • -fresh parsley


  1. Season 6 small or 3 large fillets of cod (about 1/2 thick) with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, smoked paprika and a kiss of dried thyme, rub all the seasonings together on each cod fillet
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  3. Once the oil get´s hot add the cod fillets seasoned side down and sear for 3 minutes, then flip the cod fillets, add a 1/4 cup of capers into the pan and cook for another 3 minutes
  4. Transfer the seared cod fillets into seperate plates, top them off with the capers, garnish with some freshly chopped parsley and a wedge of lemon
  5. Enjoy!

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