Easy Cod Stew

This is so simple and so satisfying. I have made it with the chorizo and without, with potatoes and without and it's good both ways.

Not much to say about this fish stew, except that it's so good and so easy!
You can use any white fish you like.

If you are making this w/ the chorizo, then omit the hot red pepper flakes, or it will be too spicy!

Easy Cod Stew

2 small leeks (or 1 large leek), sliced
6 oz. good Spanish chorizo, chopped (optional)
1/2 lb. red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
14 oz. can of diced tomatoes (or 3 plum tomatoes, diced)
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
1 lb. cod fillet, cut into large pieces (about 8 pcs)
chopped kalamata olives
handful of fresh parsley
hot pepper flakes

Boil the potato cubes for about 10 minutes in salted boiling water.

In a heavy deep skillet, saute the leeks and chorizo (if using) in olive oil for a minute or two until the leeks are wilted and the chorizo is getting dark.
Add the garlic and saute only a minute, don't burn it.

Add the stock and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add the cod pieces and turn down to a simmer.

Add the olives, potatoes and hot pepper (omit the hot pepper if using the chorizo, or it's too spicy).
Simmer for about 12 minutes until the cod is getting firm. Don't overcook it, or the potatoes and the fish will be mushy.

Spoon into bowls and garnish w/ fresh parsley.


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Ciao Chow Linda said…
Stacey - I remember a couple of years ago around this time when I asked you for a suggestion for a cod dish to use as an appetizer - you suggested a variation of this and I made it in a cocotte - (without chorizo or potatoes). It makes a delicious main meal or a great tapas.
Lori Lynn said…
That sounds good. I like the olive addition. And yes on the chorizo.
The JR said…
We started making a fish stew using some of the bass that we catch.

Tomatoes and fish go very well together.
Lisa said…
Thanks "The Japanese Redneck", we too have an abundance of Stripped Bass / Rockfish and was wondering if we could substitute it for the Cod. Stacy, would be happy for some more inspiration for Stripped Bass. Thanks!!!!
Stacey Snacks said…
Hi Lisa,

Any white fish would be perfect in this stew or any cod recipe. I have a few recipes for cod that I sub in bass when my brother in law catches it fresh in the summer. Same thing, it comes out great.

Striped bass is even better than cod!

Christine said…
This looks and sounds so good and easy! Another way to get more fish in my diet, thanks!
Joanne said…
Cod is like the chicken of the fish world. So dependable! What a great stew!
A nice detox meal minus the potatoes, I'll remember this Jan 1!
Oui chef said…
As you know I love cooking with cod, but NEVER think to make a soup or stew with it....duh. A classic with chorizo!