Black Cod San Sebastian

by Nikolai Nikitenko June 14, 2016

Black Cod San Sebastian

Easy black cod San Sebastian recipe

Most seafoods taste great together, and this recipe for black cod San Sebastian is a perfect example of how to cook multiple types of seafood together. Black cod (also known as sablefish) coupled with delicious littleneck clams will melt in your mouth and leave your guests feeling pampered and satisfied. Read on to learn how to make black cod San Sebastian.


Black Cod San Sebastian


This recipe serves 4 people. It can be doubled or tripled as needed.

Cooking methods include:

Searing, frying, baking, and simple simmering on a stovetop.


Black Cod:

  • 4 Alaska Black Cod fillets (approx. 6 oz. each)

  • 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups Sofrito (see recipe)

  • 1 1⁄2 cup chicken stock

  • 1 cup chorizo, medium diced

  • 20 Littleneck clams

  • 1 cup cooked white beans

  • 2 tbsp. butter

  • Salt and black pepper

  • Fresh herbs, e.g. chervil, lemon thyme, parsley (optional garnish)

Black Cod San Sebastian


  • 4 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup red pepper, finely chopped

  • 1⁄2 cup tomato, finely chopped

  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp. paprika

  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add onion, red pepper, and garlic. Sauté for 10 minutes (or until onions are transparent), stirring frequently.

  3. Add paprika, cayenne, tomato paste. Remove from heat and set aside.

  4. Season Sablefish fillets (black cod) with salt and black pepper on both sides. Place 2 tbsp. oil in a medium oven-safe skillet, then bring to medium/high heat. Carefully place black cod in skillet; it may splatter, so be careful.

  5. Sear fish 1 minute on each side. Place skillet in a 400°F oven and bake for 7 minutes.

  6. In a medium saucepan, over moderate heat, place chicken stock, chorizo, and Sofrito and simmer for 5 minutes.

  7. Add clams and continue to cook until clams open. Add white beans and stir. Remove from heat and stir in butter.


Divide Sofrito broth among 4 large serving bowls. Top with cod fillets and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Garnish with fresh herbs. This meal goes great with a crusty bread and herbed butter. You can also serve with a fresh side salad.

Time to cook!

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Nikolai Nikitenko
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