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Spanish cod and chorizo stew

Spanish cod and chorizo stew

This morning as I sat perusing my emails in the kitchen before the little people woke up there was a distinct chill in the air – it definitely feels like Winter is arriving. Our amazing trip to Mar Menor with James Villas in October and the beautiful weather we had there seems like a long time ago!

I love the flavours of Spain, fabulously fresh vegetables, simply prepared, spicy, earthy chorizo and amazing fish. So let’s bring a little bit of Spanish heat into a chilly day shall we? How about this…

Plated cod and chorizo stew

This Spanish style cod and choizo stew is quick and easy to make and delicious served with a crisp salad and hunks of bread.

Spanish Cod and Chorizo Stew

Serves 2


  • 2 x Cod fillets
  • Half a chorizo ring, sliced into rounds
  • 1 x red onion, chopped
  • 1 x stick celery, chopped
  • I small tin of Barlotti beans
  • I tin tomatoes
  • 1 x red and 1 x yellow pepppers, chopped
  • 1 x bag spinach, torn roughly
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika


#1 Run the cod under cold water and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper and set to one side.

#2 Put 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan and add the chorizo slices, sauteing gently until it starts to colour and release it’s beautiful oil. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.

#3 Add the chopped onion, celery and peppers to the chorizo oil and cook until softening.

#4 Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and add cod skin side down for 2 minutes until skin colours. Remove from pan and set to one side.

#4 Add the chorizo back to the pan with the barlotti beans, paprika to taste (you may not need much as the choizo has lots of flavour) and tomatoes. Cook for 5-10 mins.

#5 Add spinach and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until wilted

#6 Place cod on top of stew, cover and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the cod is cooked through.
Season the cod

Chorizo stew

Chorizo stew close up

Cod and chorizo stew

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  1. Oh wow! I’m always on the look out for things to do with fish, we eat so much chicken and the only thing i tend to do is a fish pie (and obvs fish and chips from the chippy!) Shall be pinning this for future use!

    becky recently posted…

    • Thanks Becky – it really is super easy and SO yummy!

  2. I made something similar a couple of months ago and loved it! The recipe I used didn’t have celery or spinach. I love that you have included some greenery in there. Yummy!
    Mel recently posted…Family Update – December

    • I add spinach to almost everything! It’s such a quick and easy way to get iron into our diets and I love it on it’s own with a sprinkle of sesame oil and sea salt too!

    • Me too – it certainly takes this dish up a notch! Thanks for visiting x

  3. I love Spanish flavours too – Chorizo is just so tasty. This sounds perfect for this time of year.
    Corina recently posted…Pull Apart Pizza Bread Rolls

    • Chorizo is one of my favourite flavours of all time – so rich and spicy! I add it too all sorts of dishes… cheese, spinach and chorizo frittata is delicious too!

  4. I made something similar to this on my blog but yours just looks so much more yummy! And much more substance to it so I cant wait to try your version out – I just love the taste of cod and chorizo together it works so well!
    Rachael A recently posted…

    • Oh thanks – I’m sure yours was lovely too! It is a hearty warmer though, perfect for the chilly weather we’re having in the UK! x

  5. This looks utterly incredible, going to make it without the chorizo as I’ve quit meat! Beautiful pictures as always, keep rocking beautiful lady! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts. P.S Would love you to link to #tastytuesdays too x
    Honest Mum recently posted…Feng Sushi’s Brown Rice Spicy Tuna Maki

    • And as if by magic! :) By the way didn’t realise you’d quit meat altogether… keep your iron intake up lovely x

  6. Oh my goodness you have made my mouth water reading this and I just ate dinner. So scrumptious. Love the food photos as well. I love a good recipe and will have to pin this for future. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Happy Holidays #sharewithme
    Jenny recently posted…Moments with my children

    • Thanks Jenny it really is yummy and great now the weather has turned! *shivers*

  7. The stew looks amazing, I’m already imagining the veggie version I can make, and what I can use in place of the fish for my portion :) It is definitely time for some warming winter food, isn’t it! #Brilliantblogposts
    Sara recently posted…The Truth About: Santa and the Elf

    • Yep, winter warming food is definitely where we’re at now! It was freezing here yesterday… brrrr. You could make a stunning veggie version of this I’m sure!

  8. Ooh Michelle, this looks lovely, I do like a bit of surf and turf- will have to try this as I’ve been so bored with what I’ve been cooking meal-wise lately, I’d like to try something new! x
    Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper recently posted…Our Festive Home!

    • Thanks so much Becky – it really is delicious and love how you’ve described it as surf and turf! x


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