Turmeric Tomato Cod with Prawns

Turmeric Citrus CodOne day I got home, I tried this recipe for Turmeric Tomato Cod with Prawns for the first time ever. Actually the recipe was invented in the making! I went to the good fishmonger, and saw these completely fresh cod fillets. I tried to imagine what would suit the gorgeous cod except from lemon and mayonnaise.
For the time being I’m a bit tired of Chunky Fried Fish, never thought that would happen though.
I bought turmeric and tomatoes and a handful of raw organic prawns, and when I stood in my kitchen with these nice ingredients  it just came to me!
Recipe below!

How to do the Turmeric Tomato Cod with Prawns

Serves 2-3 (depending of sides served)


Turmeric Tomato Cod2-3 cod fillets, like 2-300 gr per person
120 gr raw king prawns
A little pancetta or iberico ham in small slices
1 onion, sliced
6-8 small tomatoes, cut in halves
1-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2-3 cm ginger, finely chopped
2-3 cm turmeric, finely chopped
2 tbsp capers
50 ml olive oil and juice from half a lemon and a little water/wine



turmeric_tomato_codFry the chopped onions, the turmeric, the ginger at a medium heat. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
The turmeric will colour your fingers when chopping, just to let you know. Use gloves or a little piece of kitchen roll to avoid it.
Add the tomatoes and the capers. Turn up the heat a little bit.
Add olive oil and lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Add a little water or white wine if it’s to dry. Should be like the pic.

Cut the fillets into nice pieces like 1 x 2 inches (see pic above) and
let them just simmer in this lovely sauce for around 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat.


Tomato turmeric codWhile the cod simmers in the turmeric-tomato sauce, you can fry a little bit of pancetta or iberico (or parma) ham in a little pan.
See pic on your right.
Add the raw king prawns, let them get pink and moist. It happens quite quickly. Two minutes it should be OK.
Pour the juice from the prawns into the fish.

Serve the prawns and the pancetta/ham in a little dish on the side.
Serve the Turmeric Tomato Cod Fillets in the pan, or otherwise move it carefully to a preheated dish. Drizzle with fresh coriander. ENJOY this together with the best Mayonnaise.

4 comments on “Turmeric Tomato Cod with Prawns”

  1. Donna says:

    This looks utterly delicious! I love the inclusion of capers, very clever!

  2. Mark Whelan says:

    Lovely recipe, I agree with Donna, I love adding capers to a meal. Turmeric is so good for you and also such an amazing flavour but you’re so right – it stains everything! Thanks for posting this Birgitte, awesome recipe!

  3. This looks delicious, thanks for sharing your recipes and deciding to go blogging full time. You have a lot to share!

  4. Absolutely my kind of recipe – quick and delicious! Thank you… Birgitte, I’ll be making this and maybe I’ll add a little full fat coconut milk at the end! 🙂

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