Cod in pil pil It is one of the most emblematic dishes of the Basque cuisine and one of the most famous cod recipes in spain. Its origin takes us to the city of Bilbao, which for many years has been one of the ports that receives the most cod in the world.

This dish can be enjoyed in many bars and restaurants in the Basque Country, but also in other regions of Spain and in places specializing in Basque cuisine around the world.

Cod is a lean white fish., very versatile in the kitchen and one of the most consumed in the country of Don Quixote. It can be cooked in different ways, baked, steamed or grilled, but one of the best-known ways is al “pill pill”.

The preparation of cod al pil pil basically consists of cooking the cod in olive oil, garlic and, optionally, chilli (chili) which creates a thick, emulsified sauce known as “pil pil”. The preparation process requires a bit of patience and skill, but the final result is a delicious dish with a unique flavor.

Another unmissable recipe to taste with cod is cod with tomato.


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