Merluzzo all’Arrabiata
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15-20 mins
Today you're getting language and cooking lessons. Murluzzo is the Italian name for cod. Arrabiata is a spicy tomato sauce. Go to the top of the class you clever thing.
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352 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • ½ green cabbage
  • 1 onion
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 red chilli
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley, leaves only
  • A tin of chopped tomatoes
  • A pack of cod fillets
From your kitchen
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Deep frying pan or wok with a lid
  • Pan with a lid
  • Colander
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Halve the cabbage. Slice the core out of one half and finely shred that half. Peel and dice the onion. Dice the courgette. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Halve the chilli. Flick out the seeds and white bits for less heat. Finely chop it. Roughly chop the parsley.

  • 2.

    Warm ½ tbsp olive oil in a deep frying pan or wok. Add the onion and courgette. Season. Stir and fry for 5 mins to soften the veg.

  • 3.

    Add the garlic and chilli to the veg. Stir and fry for 1 min till the pan smells aromatic. Add the chopped tomatoes. Quarter fill the can with water and pour that in too.

  • 4.

    Cover the pan with the lid. Bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 5 mins till the sauce starts to thicken.

  • 5.

    Slide the cod into the pan, skin side down. Cover. Simmer for another 5 mins till the sauce is thick and the cod is opaque and cooked through.

  • 6.

    While the cod cooks, pop the cabbage into a pan. Cover with boiling water. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 2 mins till the cabbage is just cooked. Drain.

  • 7.

    Try the tomato sauce and season to taste. Serve the cod and tomato sauce with the cabbage ribbons, sprinkled with the chopped parsley leaves.

  • Tip

    Call me a cabbage
    For a fun way to use up the other half of your cabbage head to our Dial a Cabbage recipe at Great with grilled meat or fish.