This lent of chick peas, cod, prawns and spinach stew is a favorite of my husband. At home we are very of soups and at this time of year I love to prepare them.

It is the recipe that my grandmother prepared every year in Lent and that brings me so many beautiful memories.

As I have said before, we are super fans of spoon dishes. Why in the blog have dishes of beans, verdins, lentejas and almost all the vegetables that you can imagine because we like a lot. This cod with prawns soup is very easy to prepare because I use cooked chickpeas, which lightens the preparation muchsisimo and almost allows me to eat it in half an hour without having to remember to leave the chickpeas to soak.

It is also very tasty, and because it carries everything a little, is probably my favorite. Do you dare? Because we will

  • 500 g of prawns (I buy them frozen)
  • 50 ml cognac or brandy
  • some flour
  • 400 g salted cod
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 200 ml crushed tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 500 g of cooked chickpeas
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach sprouts (or a bag of fresh spinach)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • salt


Desalt the Cod. For elo put it to soak in water for 24 hours changing the water every 6-8 hours.

Open the pot of chickpeas and rinse thoroughly. Book

Peel the shrimp heads and shells. book. Chop the onion and the garlic.

In a pan with a little oil sauté the heads and shells, crushing well order to absorb all its juice. Add crabs and thorn if we use it, along with 1 liter of water and two bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Drain well and reserve the broth, discarding shells and crabs.

In the same saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic. When bine soft, add juice of shrimp heads and let it boil. Using a hand blender, blend well until obtaining a fine puree or tripping lumps. Book.

Pass the pieces of cod (well rinse and dry), flour. In the same pan, heat a little olive oil. When hot, Brown the pieces of cod. remove from the pan.

Return to pan the onion puree, broth and chickpeas along with the chopped carrots and Cook 10 minutes. Then add the cod and shrimp and boil another 10 minutes until carrots are tender. Finally, just before serving, add the spinach. Salt to taste and serve hot.

Tips and Tricks

  • You try to do this same dish with white beans
  • Replaced the spinach with beets
  • Preparation time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: average
  • Servings: 4

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