Braised Cod with Peperonata
Flaky white cod is one of the more widely distributed and moderately priced fish available. Its mild flavor can be used in countless different dishes, but we think it’s at its best when braised with assertive flavorings, like the sweet peppers, thyme, garlic, and paprika of peperonata, a classic Spanish dish.
Why This Recipe Works
For this Spanish-style braised cod recipe, we laid down a base of sautéed onion, bell pepper, garlic, and paprika, to which we added tomatoes, fresh thyme, and wine. Once the broth was prepared, we simply nestled the pieces of fish down into the sauce, dropped the heat to low, covered the skillet, and let the fish cook in the moist environment. Within about 10 minutes, the fish was cooked through—the result being a tender, moist, and very well seasoned braised cod recipe.