The Norwegian Seafood Council have partnered with our favourite Spanish chef Jose Pizarro;who has created some delicious and healthy fish recipes specifically for Lent, on the basis that many people abstain from eating meat during the build up to

mcith_cod.jpgPan fried cod a la donostiarra

Serves 2


  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bulb garlic, cloves finely sliced
  • 2 choricero dried chillies
  • 2 tsp pimenton
  • 1 tbps apple vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 x 200g chunky cod loin fillets
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley


In a non stick sauté pan, heat the oil over a low heat and add the garlic and dried chillies. Cook gently until the garlic has just started to turn golden and smell fragrant.

Remove from the heat and pour into a bowl and add the pimenton and vinegar and some salt and pepper.

Season the cod fillets. Heat 1tbsp of oil in the pan and fry the cod for 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown and just cooked. 

Set aside to rest for a minute.

Pour any of the juices from the fish back into the pan you cooked it in and add the oil and garlic mixture.

Whisk together over a low heat then serve the fish with the spiced garlic oil drizzled over and a sprinkling of parsley.