Portuguese fish

One more way to cook Portuguese style cod, to add to the 1001 implied by the the Portuguese Ministry of propaganda during dictatorship.

Cod in the oven


  • Cod fillets
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Onion/leek/garlic
  • Olives
  • Tomato
  • Something green (cabbage, broccoli, courgette, asparagus)
  • Pepper, soy sauce
  • Parsley, coriander seed
  • Cheese (optional)


As you can see, there are many possibilities. Traditionally it would be salted cod, but frozen deboned fillets work fine.

Peel and wash all vegetables. Cut in relatively big pieces so they remain crunchy after cooking.

Unfreeze the fish in the microwave, if using frozen fish.

The potatoes should either be cut small and put with the rest of the food. Or if you have more time you can make mash potato and use it to form a top layer of all food.

Mix everything in an oven dish, add lid or alluminum foil on top.

Bake in oven at 180 oC. 50 min should be enough. Within this time, mix the contents twice, but avoid disrupting the fish shape.

After the last mix, add the (optional) mash potato and cheese on top.

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