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Cod in Pil Pil Sauce

Flaky cod fillet in a creamy, thick garlic sauce with a hint of chili.

 

Ingredients

  •     2 fresh cod fillets
  •     4 medium garlic cloves sliced
  •     1 red chili, seeds removed, chopped
  •     ½ cup olive oil
  •     salt

 

Directions

  1. In a medium-size, non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and red chili.
  2. Gently simmer the garlic and pepper for 4 minutes until the garlic is golden. With slotted spoon, remove the garlic and chili. Set aside.
  3. Increase heat to medium and add the cod fillets.
  4. Simmer the cod for 10 minutes, or until opaque and flaky.
  5. Remove the cod fillets from skillet and place them on a plate and cover with foil. Remove skillet from heat and let the olive oil cool down. Drain oil into a small bowl leaving about 2 tablespoons of oil in skillet,
  6. Whisk the olive oil until it starts to look a little pale.
  7. Gradually add teaspoons of the remaining oil from bowl. Add a little flour if necessary. Whisk constantly until oil becomes creamy and emulsified; about 20-30 minutes.
  8. Add pepper and salt to taste. Place the cooked salted cod steaks onto plates and cover with the sauce. Sprinkle with the fried garlic and red pepper. Serve immediately.

NOTE: You can use Salted Cod for this recipe but the fish must be soaked to remove salt. Put the salt cod in a large pot, add water until the fish is fully submerged. Let the cod soak for at least 8 hours to get rid of the salt. Drain and refresh the water twice. Drain water and pat the fish dry with paper towels. Use in recipe as directed.