Bacalao a la Riojana – My grandmother’s recipe. At home we love cod and especially this recipe since it is very juicy and is very quick to make if we have the roasted peppers in advance and the fried tomato, for lunch or dinner on a holiday it is ideal but without a doubt it is the star When Easter or Lent arrives, it is an obligatory date with cod by tradition and why it is so delicious.
Ingredients of Cod a la Riojana:
Cod or desalted
2 roasted red peppers
2 onions purple chopped very tiny
1 Bay Leaf
2 Garlic cloves very often chopped
50 ml ( 1/4 cup) White wine
500 g ( 2 cups ) Fried tomato home
Oil Extra virgin olive
A the taste Salt
1 Teaspoon of Sweet paprika (Paprika)
Wheat flour (The one we need to coat)
Preparation of Cod a la Riojana:
1 We dry the cod very well with kitchen paper and we pass it through flour; We put a frying pan on the fire with plenty of oil and when it is hot we fry the floured cod only until it is golden a little, then we remove it from the pan to a plate and reserve it.
2 We put on the fire a pan with a little oil that we used to fry the cod and when it is hot we add the minced garlic and fry it a little, add the chopped onion and a little salt and sauté for about 7 to 10 minutes until it’s squishy.
3 While the onion is poached, clean the roasted peppers from their skin and seeds, cut them into strips and reserve them.
4 When the onion is well poached, add the wine and cook for a few minutes until it reduces and the alcohol evaporates, then add the fried tomato, the bay leaf and add 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika, stir well and cook for about 15 minutes at medium heat and stirring often.
5 When the tomato sauce is done, add the roasted peppers and the juice they have released to the pan, stir carefully and cook for about 5 minutes ; Then we taste the flavor and correct the salt and sugar if we notice that it is a bit acidic.
6 We put approximately half of the sauce in a clay pot and spread very well over the base of the pot; We place the pieces of cod in an orderly manner and with the skin facing down, we distribute the rest of the sauce over the cod and we take to bake.
7 Oven preheated to 180ºC ( 350ºF ), with heat up and down and the grill in the lower part of the oven; Bake for 15 to 18 minutes at 180ºC
8 Once we take it out of the oven, we only have to plate and enjoy. Try it you will love it !!