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The trick with cod is to not overcook the flaky flesh. Don’t be afraid to ramp up the flavour, either – its mild taste can take it. When buying, opt for farmed fish or line-caught Pacific cod which is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Easy cod recipes

Chunky cod fritters with aïoli

Pastéis de bacalhau are served everywhere in Portugal, from cafés to restaurants and school canteens. This version sees cod fillets poached in milk and flaked into a mixture of potato, coriander, shallot and port, before being balled up and breadcrumbed. An easy but impressive starter or snack.

Chunky Portuguese cod fritters

Spiced cod one pot

Make this filling one pot for a cosy Friday night in. The trick with cod is to not overcook the flaky flesh. Don’t be afraid to ramp up the flavour – its mild taste can take it.

Pot of cod fillets in a tomato and bean sauce topped with parsley

Brazilian moqueca

Meaty cod and king prawns are used in this Brazilian seafood stew alongside chilli and ginger, which provide gentle heat and a delicious aroma.

A casserole pot filled with Brazilian moqueca containing large prawns next to a plate filled with a portion

Cod with tomato, olive and chorizo sauce

Try our soft flaky cod cooked in a juicy chorizo and tomato sauce, served with bulgar wheat for a midweek meal for two.

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Cod Recipe with Tomato and Chorizo Sauce

Blackened cod po’ boys

Achieve a Cajun-style of cooking by coating fish in melted butter and spices before cooking until charred for a great, smoky flavour. This recipe by BBQ expert Helen Graves is served with a fresh salad and white sub rolls for a satisfying fish supper.

Various plates scattered over a washed blue wooden surface, filled with a sub roll of blackened cod, lettuce, salsa and creamy sauce

Healthy cod and rice one-pot

Plump, juicy hunks of cod form the basis of this easy one-pot, filled with fragrant basil and sweet tomato to keep things light and healthy.

Ceramic cooking pot filled with rice and fillets of cod, with a green napkin

Beer-battered cod

Cooking soft, seasonal cod in lager creates a super crisp, light batter with a deep flavour.

Beer battered cod, chips and peas on a plate dinner plate

Fish fofos

These fish croquettes are based on the Portuguese fofos de bacalhau, made using salt cod. Goans have adapted this using boneless fish, potatoes, ground spices and chilli.

Fish Fofos Recipe

Roast cod with slow-cooked English peas and shoots

Recreate simple yet delicious sharing plates in your own home with this easy cod recipe from Notting Hill's Gold.

Roast Cod Recipe with Slow-Cooked English Peas and Shoots

Baked cod and butter beans

Flaky, pearly-white cod with a rosemary parmesan crust, served on a sweet cherry tomato and butter bean sauce. It's the perfect midweek meal!

Baked Cod Recipe With Butter Beans For Low Calorie Fish Recipe

Pan-fried cod with giant beans and chard

Try our easy pan-fried cod stew with large butter beans. This quick fish dish is low in calories and ready in 25 minutes – a simple midweek meal for two. Discover more of our low calorie fish recipes here.

Pan Fried Cod Recipe with Butter Beans

Fried cod with tamarind and onion sambal

Put cod at the heart of this crispy fish dish for two served with a punchy onion sambal – ready in under an hour.

One-pot cod with chickpeas

Make our punchy paprika cod one-pot with juicy tomatoes. This simple tray bake is an easy, low calorie midweek meal for when you're short on time but still want something healthy. Discover more of our best tray bake recipes here.

Cod and Chickpea One-Pot Recipe

Cod recipe with tomato bean stew

Make the most of seasonal cod in this quick fish recipe with a flavour packed tomato bean stew for less than 400 calories.

Cod with Tomato Bean Stew

Cod dogs with tomato and dill relish and harissa lime mayo

This is a clever, economical twist on the lobster roll that uses cod. It loads more flavour and a spiced crunchy coating to make it even more satisfying than the original. The fiery mayo and refreshing salsa add the perfect finish.

Hot Dogs Recipe with Cod

Miso-buttered cod with broccoli, sesame and beans

Check out this nourishing miso cod with broccoli and beans. The umami flavour from the Japanese miso paste gives this baked cod a rich and warming flavour. Try plenty more miso recipes here.

Miso cod Recipe with Broccoli, Sesame and Beans

Spiced cod fritters with harissa honey dip

Our crunchy cod fritters are served with sweet and spicy dip from Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour – a great idea for a middle-Eastern dinner party spread. Check out more of our Middle Eastern recipes here.

Spiced Cod Fritters Recipe With Harissa Honey Dip

Roast cod and romesco sauce with olive and almond dressing

Try this Italian-inspired cod recipe by Paul Hood, head chef at Hai Cenato, Jason Atherton's latest restaurant. It's quick, easy and full of flavour... perfect for a dinner party showstopper. More dinner party recipes here.

Roast Cod Recipe with Romesco Sauce and Almond Dressing

Spicy merguez and cod tray roast

Spicy, smoky lamb merguez gives this sauce a rich, deep flavour and works really well with the cod. You could also use cooking chorizo for a similar result.

Merguez Sausage Recipe with Cod and Harissa Sauce

Salt cod croquettes with shaved fennel salad

This moreish recipe for salt cod croquettes with shaved fennel salad comes from Bandol, Chelsea and works for an easy yet flavoursome canapé. Plenty more impressive canapé recipes here.

Salt Cod Croquettes Recipe with Fennel Salad

Grilled cod with salsa rossa

Make the most of cod in this quick and easy dinner dish under 300 calories, served with a salsa rossa. Discover more of our easy midweek meals here.

Grilled cod with salsa rossa

Cod tray bake with cherry tomato and green olives

Try our cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast for a quick and easy recipe that still looks impressive when you pull it out of the oven. Serve with a big bowl of buttered orzo.

Baked Cod Loin Recipe with Olives

Bag-baked cod with tomatoes, chorizo and butterbeans

This recipe for bag-baked cod with tomatoes, chorizo and butter beans is really easy to make and is packed full of delicious Spanish flavours. It's a great way to make use of the fantastic variety of tomatoes that we grow in the UK. Check out more of our Spanish recipes here.

Cod with tomato and chorizo sauce

Make our fillet of grilled cod recipe with a garlicky tomato sauce for a healthy, flavour-packed supper for two. Discover more of our healthy dinner recipes here.

Cod with Tomato Recipe and Chorizo Sauce

Smoked cod fritters recipe

Spanish tapas classic made easy. Bite-sized smoked cod and potato fishcakes bound together with egg and flour then quickly fried until crispy. Serve with lemon wedges.

Smoked Cod Fritters Recipe

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