Salt Cod in Mild Chilli Sauce

Salt Cod in Mild Chilli Sauce

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Servings: 6
Calories: 237


  • 2 lb dried salt cod
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped

For the sauce

  • 6 dried ancho chillies
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 serrano chilli seeded and chopped
  • 3 tbsp corn oil
  • 1 1/4 pints fish or chicken stock salt
  • fresh green chilli sliced


  • Soak the cod in cold water for several hours, depending on how hard and salty it is. Change the water once or twice during soaking.
  • Drain the fish and transfer it to a saucepan. Pour in water to cover. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for about 15 minutes until the fish is tender. Drain, reserving the stock. Remove any skin or bones from the fish and cut it into 4cm/l/4in pieces.
  • Make the sauce. Remove the stems and shake out the seeds from the ancho chillies. Tear the pods into pieces, put in a bowl of warm water and soak until they are soft.
  • Drain the soaked chillies and put them into a food processor with the onion, oregano, coriander and serrano chilli. Process to a puree.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the puree, stirring, for about 5 minutes. Stir in the fish or chicken stock and simmer for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Add the prepared cod and simmer for a few minutes longer to heat the fish through and blend the flavours.
  • Serve garnished with the sliced chilli
Calories: 237 kcal
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Protein: 30 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 65 mg
Sodium: 401 mg
Potassium: 919 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 506 IU
Vitamin C: 70 mg
Calcium: 74 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Ingredients Cod, Fish & Seafood
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