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Cod Basquaise

Award-winning celebrity chef Daniel Boulud shares this easy and delicious cod recipe, perfect for family dinner.



  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, split and sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, red and green, cut into thin strips
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon piment d’Espelette
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 4 plum tomatoes, peeled, split, seeds removed, cut into thin strips
  • 4 140 gram filets of cod
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. In a shallow braising pan set over medium heat, warm two tablespoons of olive oil and add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. 
  2. Season with salt, piment d’Espelette, and smoked paprka.  Cook for five minutes, until the onion and peppers have softened, then add the white wine, tomato and cod. 
  3. Cover, reduce the heat to low and continue cooking eight to ten minutes, until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. 
  4. Top with the chopped parsley and serve with crusty baguette.

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