Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika and Capers

Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika

– Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika and Capers –

Cod is such a versatile fish, it can be enjoyed in so many ways, and it´s a fish that can be easily purchased all year-round. This Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika and Capers is another amazing collection to add to your cooking repertoire. My family loves this dish! and it´s above & beyond easy to make, yet it packs an amazing flavor and it´s done within minutes (talk about the perfect mid-week dinner 🙂 ). This cod recipe is very popular throughout the entire iberian peninsula, as paprika plays a huge role in Spanish and Portuguese cuisine.

How to Perfectly Pan-Sear Cod

The secret to a perfect sear on a cod fillet is really quite simple, it´s all about using the right amount of fat in the pan and using the correct heat. The cod fillets I used in this recipe where about 1/2 inch thick, so I seared them for exactly 3 minutes per side. This gave my cod fillets that beautiful seared crust on top. Watch the video below on how to easily make this Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika and Capers or check out the recipe card below, which you can print.

Other Cod Recipes from Spain on a Fork:
Fish & Chips, Seared Cod with a White Wine and Lemon Sauce, Paella with Cauliflower and Cod, Catalan Style Cod, Basque Style Cod

Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika and Capers

Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika and Capers
Serves 3
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. -6 fillets fresh cod
  2. -sea salt
  3. -black pepper
  4. -smoked paprika
  5. -dried thyme
  6. -2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  7. -1/4 cup capers
  8. -fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Season 6 small or 3 large fillets of cod (about 1/2 thick) with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, smoked paprika and a kiss of dried thyme, rub all the seasonings together on each cod fillet
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  3. Once the oil get´s hot add the cod fillets seasoned side down and sear for 3 minutes, then flip the cod fillets, add a 1/4 cup of capers into the pan and cook for another 3 minutes
  4. Transfer the seared cod fillets into seperate plates, top them off with the capers, garnish with some freshly chopped parsley and a wedge of lemon
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
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4 comments on “Pan-Seared Cod Recipe with Paprika and Capers

  1. Hey, Albert! First and foremost, thanks for stopping by on my blog and leaving a comment. I watched your pan-seared cod recipe video and got could not resist trying it. It turned out very well and my family loved it. Being mostly salmon, tilapia and whitefish kind of family, we are glad to add cod to our menu. Excellent dish and so easy to make.

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