This recipe for Portuguese Cod with Potatoes and Chorizo is on regular rotation at our house.  It is inspired by a recipe Lenny’s mom makes.  It is so easy to make as well as delicious.

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Portuguese Inspired Roasted Cod

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Cod is an important part of the Portuguese diet.  Most often they use salt cod but why not change things up by using freshly caught Pacific Cod.  This recipe for Portuguese Cod with Potatoes and Chorizo was inspired by a chicken recipe that Lenny’s mom makes.  Her recipe is loaded with potatoes, chicken, and spicy chorizo.  I replaced the chicken with Pacific Cod and I added cherry tomatoes.  The cherry tomatoes created a lovely sauce that can be drizzled over the fish.  

Portuguese Inspired Roasted Cod

Portuguese Cod with Potatoes and Chorizo

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound small yellow or red potatoes, cut in halves
  • 1 8 ounce chorizo, cut into thin circles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound pacific cod, any skin removed
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, larger ones cut in half or in quarters
  • 1 medium garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, finely minced
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Mix the potatoes along with the chorizo and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Pour into a baking dish.  Place into the oven and roast for 30 – 45 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender.  The timing depends on how hot your oven runs.
  3. While the potatoes are roasting mix the cherry tomatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the garlic.  Sprinkle a small amount of salt and pepper over the top and stir.
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven, lay the cod on top, then pour the cherry tomato mixture over the cod.  Place back into the oven and cook for 12 – 15 minutes;  until flakey but still firm.
  5. Remove from the oven, sprinkle the parsley over the top, and let sit 5 minutes.
  6. Serve. 
  7. Eat. 
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