Chorizo-Crusted Cod

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4

Peter Ireland deconstructed one of his favorite Portuguese fish stews, traditionally made with salt cod and chorizo, to create these luscious cod fillets coated with chorizo and simply broiled.

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Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 ounces Spanish chorizo, peeled and thinly sliced
  2. 1/2 cup coarse dry bread crumbs
  3. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  4. Extra-virgin olive oil
  5. Four 6-ounce skinless cod or halibut fillets, about 1 1/2 inches thick
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a mini food processor, finely chop the chorizo. Add the bread crumbs and pulse until combined. Season with salt and pepper and transfer the chorizo crumbs to a plate. Lightly oil a medium glass or ceramic baking dish. Dip one side of each fillet into the chorizo crumbs, pressing to help them adhere; arrange in the baking dish, crumb side up. Pack the remaining crumbs on top.
  2. Roast the fish for 12 minutes, or until it is white throughout and flakes with a fork. Preheat the broiler and broil the cod fillets 6 inches from the heat for 20 to 30 seconds, or until the chorizo crust is lightly browned and crisp. Serve right away.

Suggested Pairing

Medium-bodied, earthy Chardonnay.

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