This dish is one of the best and most popular dishes in Spain. Usually, the main ingredient of the Spanish stuffed peppers with cod, the “pimientos de piquillo”, can be found in the north of Spain. These peppers can be stuffed with rice, vegetables, crab, salmon, etc. However, the “piquillo peppers” are usually filled up with hake or cod.


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INGREDIENTS (For 4 people):

  • 400 grams of cod 12 piquillo “peppers”

  • 100 grams of green peppers 

  • 250 grams of onion

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 2 spoons of cream

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

Step 1.

Place the cod into the pan with some water, heat it up for 2 minutes. Stop the heating and crumb the cod into tiny pieces. Reserve the liquid for later.

Step 2.

After that, cut the onion, the green peppers, and the garlic into small pieces. Fry them in a pan with olive oil. Once they are cooked, you can add the cod and cook it as well. Keep cooking until the color of the cod changes. Finally, place the cooked mixture into a plate. Reserve the liquid in the pan, you will use it for the sauce later on.

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Step 3.

Fill up the “piquillo” peppers with the cooked mixture. Then, place them into a baking tray. Grease their surface with olive oil and baked them at 180°C for 20 minutes.

Spanish secret: Do not cook too much the cod at the beginning. Instead, cook it later, when fryinig the onion and the green peppers. This will help you to have a juicy cod inside the Spanish stuffed peppers”

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Step 4. Very important!

Make the sauce!

Place the liquid you previously reserved into a pan. Heat it up and reduce the liquid. Add the cream and 1 or 2 peppers cut into pieces while cooking. Add salt as you wish.

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Step 5.

Present the Spanish food in the best way!

Add the sauce in the plate, place the peppers, and finally grease them with a little bit of olive oil.

Step 6.

The Spanish stuffed peppers with cod are ready!

You can start eating them!

About the recipe:
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Spanish stuffed peppers with cod
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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Robbie

    Great recipe! I remember when I was in Barcelona, they were my favourite tapas!

    1. foodbuena

      Thank you very much Robbie. This dish is very typical in the north of Spain!

  2. Mariano

    De que otras cosas los podria rellenar?

    1. foodbuena

      Se podrian rellenar de vagetales, de arroz, de carne, otros pescados como bacalao… hay muchas opciones!

  3. Lisa

    They were delicious! Thank you

  4. Lola

    HOLA, La receta me ha gustado mucho, pero cuantos pimientos se pueden echar en la salsa? no quiero pasarme.

    1. foodbuena

      Los pimientos que quieras, puedes poner maximo 20 igual

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