Crispy Chorizo Cod

This crispy chorizo cod is rich and smoky in flavour and perfect for anyone who loves to eat fish or for that person who still needs a little bit of convincing (like I do). It’s so easy to make and can be made for quite a reasonable price too.

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Anyone that knows me will know that I am not really a big fish eater. Other than tuna, I have never really been too bothered by it, I would much rather eat something else like chicken. However, since moving in with Ryan who loves to eat all different types of fish, I have tried to cook and eat it a little more. So far, we have had it at least once a week which is a massive improvement for me.

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We have stuck with white fish or tuna steaks so far and I have actually really enjoyed eating it. It’s something different to eat during the week and healthy too. Of course, I have tried to experiment a little bit and have been testing out some different recipes and this one has been my favourite so far. This recipe is a little less healthy because of the chorizo, but it’s definitely worth it.

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It only takes 10 minutes to prep and I made my crust early in the morning and let the fish set in the fridge while I was out and about running errands. Although the crust is really quick and easy to make, it definitely cut down my cooking time after getting home from a busy day. Once I had plated everything up I did have a sudden thought that maybe chorizo didn’t really go with fish (that might be because I never really eat fish so I have no idea what is good and what’s not lol). However, let’s just say I was so surprised at how well they went together and I would eat it all over again.

If you try the crispy chorizo cod don’t forget to take a picture and tag it with #LauraSimoneEats 

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Crispy Chorizo Cod
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes refrigeration
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes refrigeration
Servings
People
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Chop the chorizo into chunks and cook in a small pan over a medium heat. Once the oils have been released and it starts to crisp take off the heat.
  2. Put the chorizo in a food processor and pulse until it turns to very small chunks. Add the bread and pulse again until you get a crumb consistency.
  3. Add the almonds, lemon juice, zest and oil, then pulse again until well combined.
  4. Place the cod on a baking tray or dish lined with foil and brush with oil. Scoop the bread crumb mixture onto the fish evenly and push down with the back of the spoon. Place the fish in the fridge for 30 minutes to set (see recipe notes).
  5. Meanwhile heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Once the fish has chilled, bake it for 15-20 minutes or until the fish has cooked and the chorizo crust is golden.
  6. Serve with sweet potato wedges and greens.
Recipe Notes

Bread - Feel free to use whatever bread you have to hand. I chose to used seeded wholemeal bread. You could also use a gluten free option too.

Fish – Any white fish can be used, it doesn’t have to be cod. We had Pollock fillets that needed using up, so I used those. They are also a bit cheaper than types of fish.

Refrigeration time - 20 minutes is probably the least amount of time the fish will need to set, however you can leave for longer than 30 minutes as well. I made my crust in the morning and left the fish to set in the fridge while I was out all day.

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