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Cod marmitako – Basque recipe

22 mayo, 2021

The Basque cuisine is recognized throughout the world for its great chefs, who prepare impressive dishes with local tastes and flavors. The dish that we are going to talk about this time is a cod marmitako recipe, a healthy and simple stew very traditional from the Basque Country, although it is also known in Asturias and Cantabria.

As we have previously prepared other dishes of bonito, tuna or salmon marmitako, in RecetasGratis we want to give the turn to this cod and potato stew that we know you will love. Discover how to make cod marmitako in no time and enjoy a perfect hot dish for Easter or any time of the year.

3 diners
1h 30m
Main dish
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make cod Marmitako:

How to make cod marmitako:


Cut the peppers To medium cubes, click the potatoes and cut the onion and garlic into slices. The tomato should be cut into pieces without skin.

Cod Marmitako Recipe - Step 1


In a deep saucepan add a splash of oil to fry the onion and garlic. After two minutes, add the peppers, stir and fry over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Cod Marmitako Recipe - Step 2


Now, add the paprika first, stir and then add two bay leaves and the tomato.

Cod Marmitako Recipe - Step 3


Without spending too much time, add the potatoes to the casserole, and pour the fish broth, do not lower the heat and let it boil for 20 minutes, you can put the lid on the casserole so that it is done evenly and does not dry out too much.

Cod Marmitako Recipe - Step 4


After having spent 20 minutes of cooking, add the cod fillets cut into wide pieces, cover and cook for a few 12 minutes over low heat this time.

Cod Marmitako Recipe - Step 5


Once you have this dish already braised, serve hot to the table, although this type of stew gains in flavor if it rests for a long time. You can chop fresh parsley and add it on top when serving.

Cod Marmitako Recipe - Step 6

With what to accompany the cod marmitako

The fish marmitako It is one of the most recognized dishes among the most popular recipes in the Basque Country and different areas of the north. You can take marmitako of different preparations according to the custom and the area in which you are, but none of them will disappoint you, we are sure.

You can accompany this dish with a good quality wine Y assorted lettuce salads seasoned in a basic way. Nothing else is necessary, although you can enjoy the broth of this marmitako stew with a good bread with crumbs.