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Cod Fish with Potatoes

The recipe of cod fish and potatoes is great for all year round. Since the cod can be found at any supermarket you have more than enough reason to prepare this very simple meal. In recent times the pollock has been alternatively used; is supposed to be cheaper than cod and tend to be more frequently caught at the sea.

When cooking the recipe, either fish can be used.

For preparing the dish you will need just a few ingredients that are probably in your kitchen already, like tomatoes and onions which are the basic elements on countless plates. When growing these vegetables at home it gives a good advantage in terms of less spending and eating healthy at the same time.

Shredded pollock served over potato

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 Russet potatoes
  • 3 cod or pollock fillets (boneless)
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 medium tomato (sliced, each slice divided in 4 parts)
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • white vinegar (optional)


  1. Wash the potatoes then puncture them with a butter knife.

  2. With your hands spread some salt on the potatoes.

  3. In a deep saucepan boil the potatoes (whole) for about 45 minutes (until they start opening from the cut parts).

  4. While the potatoes are boiling, rinse thoroughly the cod fish or pollock fillets to reduce their saltiness.

  5. In a saucepan put the fish with water (just enough to cover it), for 15 to 20 minutes.

  6. Take the out, and shred some of it with a fork. Don't shred it completely, keep some small chunks.

  7. Shredding pollock on a plate

  8. For the cod fish stew, in a small sauce pan pour the oil and tomato sauce. Also add the onion, tomato and garlic, lightly mix everything. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the onion slices are tender.

  9. Then add the fish to the small saucepan that has the tomato sauce and carefully combine all of it with a fork, leave it at the stove for about 3 to 5 minutes.

  10. You can add a little bit of white vinegar for a deeper taste.

  11. Fish with tomato sauce

  12. Once the potatoes are cooked, serve them on a plate and with a knife make a cut in the middle.

  13. Over the center of each potato spread around 1 tbsp of the cod fish  (or pollock).

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