Bruschetta Cod

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Cod not to be confused with salt cod is something I eat often. Most seafood I’m really not that into but ill make a exception for cod. I prefer meatier fish like cod, mahi, or tuna. The challenge is keeping me interested so I’m always trying to think of different ways to get it in my diet.

I pass up my paella pan on the daily. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t use it more often since its perfectly good pan and I make paella only maybe twice a year. So I promised my pan I utilize it more. So here’s me keeping my promise to it. I can’t be the only one that thinks this pan is incredibly under utilized right? I love it because its the epitome of one pot , pan to table meals. You don’t need a serving platter or extra dishes. Everything looks pretty impressive in a paella pan.


  • 3 cod filets
  • 8 oz. cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp herbs de Provence
  • parsley
  • 1/4c water
  • 2Tb olive oil
  • 2Tb butter
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  • Season cod with salt and pepper on both sides
  • Add in butter and olive oil to pan and sear in a medium-high pan for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from pan. Lower temperature and add in garlic and cherry tomatoes.
  • Stir and brown for about a minute. Do not let garlic burn. Add in water. Season with basil, dill, and herbs de Provence.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Once tomatoes have soften and sauce has formed season with salt and pepper then return cod to pan.
  • Baste with sauce reheat. Top with a little extra olive oil and parsley. Serve over your favorite pasta, with a side of crusty bread and enjoy.


  • You can also use fresh basil. Save for the end so the basil doesn’t brown. Add it when you add the finishing parsley
  • Undercook fish so that when it rests and is returned to pan it doesn’t over cook.
  • You can also add red pepper flakes for some subtle heat.
  • 8oz of cherry tomatoes seems to be perfect for 3 filets so for every three I’d add 8 oz. more cherry tomatoes

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