Portuguese baked cod

    4 hours 40 min

    A classic Portuguese fish dish of baked cod with potatoes, peppers, fresh tomatoes, hearts of palm and olives. This dish never goes out of style!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg cod fillets
    • 10 potatoes
    • 3 peppers (various colours), sliced into thick slices
    • 6 hearts of palm
    • 3 ripe tomatoes, cut into thick slices
    • 3 onions, peeled and cut into thick slices
    • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
    • 50g olives
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr soaking  ›  Ready in:4hr40min 

    1. Remove the skin of the cod and soak in water for 24 hours in the fridge, changing the water often (at least 4 times).
    2. On the day you are making the dish, fill a large pot with water and add large chunks of the cod. Bring to the boil; scoop out the fish as soon as the water starts to boil. In the same water, cook potatoes until tender (but not falling apart). Slice the cooked potatoes into thick slices.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Brush a 20x30cm roasting dish with oil.
    4. Layer the ingredients in the dish in the following order: cod, potatoes, peppers, palm hearts, tomato and onion. Drizzle everything with olive oil, sprinkle oregano and scatter the olives on top. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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