Saffron Cod with Vegetables Recipe

Saffron Cod with Vegetables Recipes

Ingredients :

1/2 tsp saffron threads

625g / 1.25 lb cod fillet

1 tbsp plain flour

3 tbsp olive oil

2 yellow peppers, cored, deseeded and sliced into slivers

2 tomatoes, quartered

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 tbsp chopped parsley

salt and pepper

slices of polenta, to serve (optional)

Method :

Put the saffron threads to soak in a little hot water. Cut the cod into even-sized pieces and dust with flour. Heat the oil in a large shallow pan. Add the cod and cook over a moderate heat for a few minutes, turning once, until golden. Season to taste with salt and pepper, remove with a fish slice and keep warm.


Add the peppers, tomatoes. onion and garlic to the pan and fry over a low heat until golden. Season to taste with salt, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir in the saffron liquid, cover and simmer for a further 10 minutes.


Add the pieces of cod and sprinkle with chopped parsley and simmer for a further 5 minutes until heated through and the vegetables are tender. Serve hot, accompanied by slices of polenta, if wished.


Serves 4


This Tuscan dish tastes particularly good accompanied by slices of grilled polenta. Quick-cooking polenta can be bought at Italian delicatessens and some supermarkets. It is very easy to prepare. Its attractive yellow color gives the cod an extra lift.

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