The addition of pork, whether it's bacon, sausage, or ham, is an instant flavor boost to all sorts of dishes. In this recipe, chorizo acts as a fatty, spicy seasoning for flaky white fish. It gives the cod a rich smokiness that's completely satisfying without being overly indulgent. Fresh tomatoes, chopped thyme, and canned white beans are the supporting ingredients that make this a healthful and savory meal. To look at the uncomplicated procedure,
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 ounces Spanish chorizo or turkey kielbasa, diced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup dry white wine, divided
1 15-ounce can great northern beans, rinsed
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 1/4 pounds Pacific cod, cut into 4 pieces
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallot, chorizo (or kielbasa) and thyme and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add tomatoes and 1/4 cup wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are broken down and the wine is almost evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in beans and 1/4 teaspoon salt and remove from the heat.
- Sprinkle fish with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; place in the prepared baking dish. Top each piece of fish with equal amounts of the tomato mixture (about 1/2 cup per fillet). Pour the remaining 1/4 cup wine into the pan and cover the pan with foil.
- Bake until the fish is just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve the fish with the sauce spooned over the top.
- Main Dishes, Fish