Cod parcels with chorizo

    40 min

    Wrap spicy chorizo sausage in parcels with frozen cod loins and peppers, then leave to bake for a super-convenient, richly flavoured meal. Just serve with a tomato salad and a baguette to mop up the juices. Delicious!

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    Serves: 4 

    • sunflower oil, for greasing
    • 4 frozen thick-cut cod loins (skinless and boneless), about 120g each
    • 1 chorizo sausage, about 55g, thinly sliced
    • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
    • 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
    • 2 tsp balsamic or sherry vinegar
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Prepare the foil: Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan oven), gas 6. Cut out four 30cm squares of foil and lightly grease with a little oil.
    2. Add the parcel ingredients: Put a cod loin in the centre of each square of foil. Scatter over the chorizo and pepper strips, and sprinkle each one with 1/2 tsp vinegar. Season with black pepper.
    3. Bake the parcels: Bring up the edges of the foil and fold together loosely to make four parcels. Put in a roasting tin or shallow ovenproof dish, then bake for 25-30 minutes or until the fish is tender and flakes easily.
    4. Open the parcels: Serve the foil parcels opened on serving plates and sprinkle with parsley, if you like.

    Alternatives to cod

    Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers. You could also use use haddock or pollock.

    More ideas

    Keep a pack of frozen sliced mixed peppers in the freezer and use 300g for this recipe.
    Put a part-baked garlic baguette into the oven 10-15 minutes before the fish is cooked and add 12 cherry tomatoes to the roasting tin or dish with the parcels for the last 5 minutes of cooking.

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    Very easy and REALLY tasty. Great!  -  10 Feb 2010


    Made this for tea last night, full of flavour. Would use two pieces of fish per person as it really shrank, will definitely make this again.  -  18 Jul 2016