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Black Cod in Tomato-Saffron Stew

  • Servings: 4
Black Cod in Tomato-Saffron Stew

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2006

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 can cold, whole, peeled tomatoes (28 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless black cod, or haddock fillets, cut into 1- to 2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/4 cup cliced almonds, toasted
  • 3 scallions (about 1/3 cup), thinly sliced
  • 1 baguette, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium-heavy pot over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, and saffron. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add tomatoes, and crush with a wooden spoon. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.

  2. Season cod with salt and pepper. Add cod and currants to tomato mixture. Cover, and cook 5 minutes. Gently stir cod; cover, and cook until opaque, about 5 minutes more. Divide among serving bowls. Sprinkle with almonds and scallions, and serve with baguette.

Reviews (4)

  • jnkeller 28 May, 2013

    This was fantastic and so easy to prepare. I used regular pacific cod fillets. The baguette was perfect for sopping up the delicious broth - don't skip it!

  • NG-Yummy 5 Aug, 2012

    Delicious recipe! i didn't have fennel seeds so I used 1/4 tsp of chinese five spice instead which worked a treat. Served with rice and used half the amount the amount of fish for the same amount of sauce for two people and it was really tasty.

  • LElizabeth 3 Mar, 2011

    I needed a recipe for hake, and it's very similar to cod, so I used this recipe. My husband and I really enjoyed it, but I didn't have the guts to use the currants. They just seemed strange to me. I love the way the different flavors came together and the garnishes really make it. It was pretty easy, although some of the ingredients are not so easy to find in a hurry in the grocery store.

  • TrishtheDish08 6 Nov, 2008

    Fish Entree

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