Baked Cod with Chorizo is a delectable dish that migrated from the inspirations of Spain and Portugal. The Spanish and Portuguese have a wonderful tradition of pairing a full flavored sausage, such as chorizo with cod or other mild white fish to create a satisfying meal that gives the pallet the great sensations of seafood along with the rich, smoky flavor deriving from the sausage . Complimentary side dishes could include fresh toss salad, steam vegetables and/or roasted potatoes. Make Baked Cod with Chorizo your new comfort food.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
6 ounces chorizo (can also substitute smoked sausage or kielbasa)
1 ½ pounds of Yukon gold potatoes
3 leeks (white and green parts only)
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
¼ teaspoon saffron threads
1 ¼ kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 ½ to 3 pounds cod fillets
½ cup of fresh flat leaf parsley leaves

Preparations

Prep time = 20 minutes

Recommendation It is recommended that you prepare this dish in a large ovenproof skillet that you will transfer from stovetop to oven.

Prepare the ingredients for cooking.

Thinly slice the 6 ounces of chorizo.

Peel and slice potatoes to a thickness of ¼ inch.

Halve leeks lengthwise, rinse and thinly slice into half moons.

Crumble the ¼ teaspoon of saffron threads.

Roughly chop the parsley leaves.

Directions

Total Cooking Time = 30 minutes

Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In the large ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat.

Add the 6 ounces of thinly sliced chorizo and brown on both sides.

Now add the sliced gold potatoes, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.

Then add the sliced leeks, 1 cup chicken broth, ¼ teaspoon saffron threads, 3/4 teaspoon of the kosher salt, 1/8 teaspoon of the black pepper and bring the mixture to a boil.

Meanwhile, rinse the cod fillets, pat dry with paper towels and season with the remaining kosher salt and black pepper.

Place the seasoned cod on top of the potatoes and drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cod is the same color throughout and flakes easily. For the finishing touch sprinkle with parsley. Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information

This wonderful dish has only 320 calories per serving, 12 grams of fat, 100 mg of cholesterol, 609 grams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and packed with 36 grams of protein.

Additional Comments

This dish is best created with Spanish style chorizo. Depending on your area, Spanish chorizo can be found in well stocked supermarkets in the Hispanic section. It is also offered in specialty food stores. Ordering chorizo online is also an option at tienda.com. which is a website specializing in Spanish ingredients and dishes.

Because of overfishing, the number of cod have been reduced in the U.S. The best fish to look for when purchasing Cod is U.S. Pacific cod or Atlantic Cod coming from Iceland.