Cod Fish with Paprika

Pardon the mess on the plate. This is what happens when I underestimate the amount of food I’m cooking and then try and make a giant mountain all fit into too small a dish.

It may look like a mess, but this cod fish with paprika tasted wonderful, which is what counts.

I’m on a bit of a cod fish craze lately. When I say lately I mean since the last few months, ever since I had an amazing cod fish a restaurant, I have had this urge to want to cook it quite a lot. When I eat something that I really like in a restaurant, I have this tendency to analyze it and then try and make it myself at home. Do you do that?

Cod fish with paprika

This was cooked with spicy paprika, and I added some chilis from last year’s batch from my chili plant, just because I love spicy food. If you can’t tolerate too much spiciness, just add normal paprika and no additional chilis.

Ingredients (serves 3):

900 g cod fish – cut into steak sized pieces

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon spicy paprika

2 chilis

2 cloves garlic – sliced


3 teaspoons olive oil

Pour the flour into a dish then dab the cod fish onto the flour to cover each piece with a fine layer of flour.

Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Once its hot, add the cod fish. Add the garlic, sprinkle the paprika and chili on top. Add a tiny bit of salt but go easy because cod is already a naturally very salty fish. Cook on both sides until it looks cooked. It should take about 10 minutes.

Enjoy your meal!

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  1. fingerprintwriting 2013-08-08 at 18:54

    I’ve got to try this recipe. You make it sound so easy to cook:-)

    1. Sofia 2013-08-09 at 17:51

      Actually even though I “specialize” in easy cooking, the part of getting the flour on the fish is tricky for me and the flour just blows all around the kitchen… 🙂

  2. 2013-08-08 at 19:11

    I just saw your chili plants! That looks so awesome! I wish I can grow some chili 🙂 but not sure about the weather here. It is always cold and hot at the same time.

    1. Sofia 2013-08-09 at 17:54

      Also you travel a lot! (they need to be watered often 😉 )

  3. Guillermina Bósquez Stover 2013-08-08 at 21:35

    I am TERRIBLE at analyzing recipes. I guess my husband is better at it than me. But if I am at a restaurant and really like a particular dish, I ask how it was prepared. I get a recipe about half of the time. I’ve wound up with pretty good replicas at home. Of course, I immediately write it down because I ALWAYS carry pen/paper in my purse…never know when it comes in handy! (I’m a retired executive secretary.)

    1. Sofia 2013-08-09 at 17:55

      I always carry that and everything else in my bag… then end up not using anything!

  4. Guillermina Bósquez Stover 2013-08-08 at 21:39

    Sofía, this has nothing to do with your comments here. I told my niece about your generous offer and I gave her your blog’s internet page. Her name is Gloria Gallegos C., and she will be in Barcelona in October 2013 for about 6 months. Thank you…

    1. Sofia 2013-08-09 at 17:56

      Ok sure thats great! 🙂 And Gloria is a lovely name.

  5. apartmentwife 2013-08-08 at 22:12

    my husband refuses to eat anything spicy (he also refuses to eat seafood) but this looks like the dish *my* dreams. will need to make it when he is out of town…

    1. Sofia 2013-08-09 at 17:57

      Haha oh dear! So when will he be out of town? (ie. when could it be the next that you could potentially try this) 😉

  6. Kiss & Make-up 2013-08-09 at 12:00

    That’s a lot of fish! 🙂 It looks really good though.

    1. Sofia 2013-08-09 at 17:57

      Sure it was a lot of fish, but we were 3 big eaters there!!!

  7. Laura Lynn 2013-08-11 at 16:18

    I always have cod in my freezer but I never quite know what to do with it. This looks delicious and I’m definitely trying it.

    1. Sofia 2013-08-12 at 12:06

      Yeah I hope you do try it Laura!


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