Italian-Style Cod Fillets and a Foodie Blogroll Contest Winner!

I was surprised on June 14th to find an email from The Foodie BlogRoll saying that I was selected as that week’s winner for the “Mrs. Peacock’s Brittle” giveaway. Then, several days later, I received Mrs. Peacock’s Peanut Brittle in the mail. It is without doubt one of the best I have eaten. The peanuts are delicious ~ encased in a rich, buttery brittle for a great crunchy treat. It is a mouth watering temptation that I find hard to resist!!!

I enrolled with Foodie shortly after I started blogging. It’s a great site with a huge collection of incredible food blogs by interesting people who are like me with their love of food, cooking and recipes.  I highly recommend that you visit and join this site; while you’re there, enter the contests for a chance to win a great prize!

Thanks again, Foodie Blogroll! 

Now for today’s recipe ~

The local grocery store had cod on sale the other day so I knew immediately what dinner would be that night.  It is a mild flavored fish that is available all year.  Cod is in the monkfish and halibut family, being a deep sea fish of the Arctic waters.

Cod is a tasty fish; it’s so tender, sweet and flaky.  In this recipe, it cooks up in a delicious tomato and mushroom sauce.  This is one of the simplest ways to prepare cod and yet it is full of flavor.  It’s an excellent source of Omega-3’s and is delicious served with salad and brown rice!

Here’s the recipe:

Italian-Style Cod Fillets


1-1/2 pounds cod fish fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
½ small onion, diced
2 cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
Salt and pepper
Freshly grated parmesan cheese


In a large skillet, heat oil.
Add onions and cook for 1 minute.
Add mushrooms and cook on medium-high heat until slightly golden.
Place tomatoes in the mushroom mixture and combine well.
Remove half of the tomato/mushroom mixture to a small bowl.  Set aside.
Place cod fillets on top of the tomatoes in the skillet.
Place remaining tomato mixture over the fish fillets.
Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until fillets flake easily with a fork.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Serves 3-4



  1. I have just been reading News from Italy so this was a good follow up. I love fish so any fish recipes are treasured by me. Have a great day. Diane

  2. congratulations! Love the cod recipe!

  3. Hello! I didn't know about foodie blogroll site. I will visit them and check them out! It sounds like a perfect site for me :-) Thank you for the information!

  4. Congratulations on your win! Thanks so much for being a part of the Foodie Blogroll!

    Your cod dish looks delicious!

  5. Oh how exciting to win!
    I love cod. It is my favorite type of fish. That looks delish!

  6. I have only one word (and I'm not sure it's a word) for this recipe: YUM! I had cod for the first time when I visited Rhode Island last year. Loved it!


  7. Oh my, this sounds delicious and is a healthier way of preparing fish. I love it fried but am trying to find recipes with less fat. This is right on.

    Congrats on winning the peanut brittle.

  8. Congratulations on your win! This is a nice cod recipe! Yum!

  9. Congrats on the win! Thats awesome;)

  10. Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, good! I love fish too and I hope you try this!

    3 hungry tummies, thank you and you have a good day!

    Mausi, great! I'm glad I introduced the Foodie Blogroll to you! It's great with so many good recipes available.

    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen, thank you again so very much. It was great and I always enjoy seeing what is going on at Foodie Blogroll every day. Thanks also for stopping by and keep up the good work!

    Clements Family, thank you! The cod was really mild and good!

    Adventures in Domestic Cooking, thanks! Have a good day!

    From the Kitchen, great! I hope you try this as you know how delicious cod is now!

    Cathy, me too. I love it fried but not the calories and fat. This was flavorful and satisfying. Thanks!

    Lyndsey, thanks so much. I hope you're having a wonderful "sunny" day!

    Holly, thanks! Yes, it was pretty cool!

  11. Sounds wonderful, Pam...Happy week sweet friend.

  12. I have never seen fish done like this. It looks wonderful! (And congrats on winning!)

  13. I LLLLOVE peanut brittle, great win for you. Heck, I'll eat that stuff until I make myself sick if there is an unlimited supply;)

  14. Jacqueline, thanks! You have a wonderful week my friend!

    Deborah, it's a good combo! Thanks! You have a great rest of the day!

    Chris: Oh, me too! It's addictive; unbelievably rich and loaded with lots of peanuts too. It is a great treat! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. I haven't had cod in ages. My Portuguese grandmother (and my Mom) used to make cod cakes all the time. We have so much fresh fish where we live, I hardly ever even think to buy some. I'll have to look!

  16. Congrats on winning! Great recipe!

  17. Great win! Yum! I love your new look over here too. :)

  18. Congratulations on the win. Very exciting.

  19. Congrats on the peanut brittle, I haven't had any in years and used to live near a peanut brittle factory and ate it all the time as a kid. MMM... it sounds so good!
    I love fish and cod is such a mild fish, I just love it!

  20. Congrats on the foodie blogroll win! That brittle sounds awesome.

    I love having cod in dishes like this...simple and satisfying.

  21. Karen, lucky you with all the fresh fish! I bet those were some good cod cakes!

    Bo, thanks! Have a great day!

    theUngourmet, thanks so much and have a good day!

    M @ Betty Crapper, thanks! I was shocked and happy!

    Diane, that must have been heaven living close to that peanut brittle factory. We usually only had it at holiday time when mom would make it. So, lucky you back then!

  22. Joanne, thanks! It is delicious and the cod is good also.

  23. Oooh, I love this cod recipe! A big congrats on winning as well.

  24. Bridgett, thanks! Have a wonderful day!

  25. Hey Pam, congrats on the winning! What a surprise huh. Good to stay that way. It made your day a little easier, wasn't it? Hope you're having a wonderful time.
    Cheers, Kristy

  26. My Little Space, thank you! It was a surprise! And it was delicious! There's nothing like a little surprise to spark the day up! You have a good one!

  27. This is such a great recipe. My mom used to make red snapper this way.

  28. Mimi, lucky you with the red snapper. It is a great fish and it is near impossible to find it here now.


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