Roasted cod with chorizo stew

Stephen Terrys delicious dinner party dish makes use of wild garlic and jersey royals, both seasonal for spring
By Stephen Terry
Roasted cod with chorizo stew
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the 'stew'

  • 20 jersey royal potatoes, quartered
  • 200 g chorizo, diced into ½ cm pieces
  • 200 g black pudding, diced into ½ cm pieces
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 150 ml chicken stock
  • 250 ml fresh tomato sauce
  • 1 small bunch wild garlic, leaves

For the fish

  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 X 140 g cod fillets

To serve

  • 25 g butter
  • handfuls breadcrumbs
  • pea shoots, to garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5.

2. For the stew: tip the potatoes into a pan of boiling salted water and boil until tender. Once cooked, drain and set aside.

3. Fry the chorizo and black pudding with the olive oil in a frying pan until lightly browned and the oils are released from the chorizo. Strain and set aside, reserving the cooking oils separately.

4. Pour the chorizo and black pudding oils into a clean pan and fry the potatoes in this oil over a medium heat until lightly browned. Drain and set the potatoes aside, leaving about a tablespoon of oil in the pan.

5. Add the onion, garlic and chilli to the potato pan and fry until softened, pour in the chicken stock and cook until the volume of liquid has reduced by half.

6. Add the tomato sauce and wild garlic and simmer until the wild garlic is cooked through. Tip the chorizo, black pudding and potatoes into the pan and heat through. Keep warm.

7. For the cod: heat the olive oil in an ovenproof pan and fry the fish, skin-side down for about a minute. Turn the fish over and then transfer to the preheated oven to roast for about 5 minutes.

8. To serve, heat the butter in a pan until browned, add the breadcrumbs and fry until crisp. Divide the stew among four plates and sprinkle liberally with the brown butter breadcrumbs. Place a fillet of cod on top and garnish with pea shoots.

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