Cod “à Brás” with shrimp

Cod "à Brás" with shrimp on a plate

One of the traditional recipes most appreciated in Portugal is cod à Brás, we suggest a different version with shrimp! See our recipe and how to prepare it! Bon appetit!!

Cod "à Brás" with shrimp on a plate

Category: Cod, Recipes
Servings:: 4
Prep Time:20 m
Cook Time:35 m
Total Time:55 m
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  • 700 grams (1 1/2 pounds) desalted cod
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small onion to cook the shrimp
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) shrimp
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • 750 grams (1 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Put the cod in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Turn off the heat, drain the cod with a skimmer and let cool slightly. Remove the skin and bones and flake the cod with a fork; set aside.
  2. In another saucepan with water and a small onion, cook the shrimp for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn off the heat, let cool and peel the shrimp. Cut them into pieces, season with lemon juice and set aside.
  3. Peel, wash the potatoes and cut them into thin sticks. Season with some salt and fry in hot oil. When the potatoes are fried, put them on a plate with absorbent paper; set aside.
  4. Put the olive oil, chopped garlic and the chopped onion in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn golden brown. Add the flaked cod and the shrimp and season with some pepper. Stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the potatoes and mix gently with a spoon. Remove briefly the pan from heat and pour the beaten egg. Mix well and put the pan back over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the egg yolk and the chopped parsley. Mix gently and serve.
Cod “à Brás” with shrimp
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
Calories 548
Total Fat 16 g(25%)
Saturated Fat 3 g(14%)
Cholesterol 321 mg(107%)
Sodium 417 mg(17%)
Total Carbohydrate 34 g(11%)
Protein 65 g

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