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Nduja-Baked Norwegian cod with white bean stew, lemon and parsley gremolata

Nduja is a spicy, spreadable pork sausage from the south of Italy. In this recipe, it is combined with the pure taste of the Norwegian cod and bean stew. If you are looking for a for a healthy and tasty dinner option, look no further!

Cooking time50-60 min
Difficulty levelMedium




  • Finely chop the leaf parsley and grate the garlic. Zest and juice the lemon.
  • Combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

White bean stew

  • Finely chop the garlic and shallots. Slice the celery finely.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil and gently cook the shallot, garlic, celery and thyme for 3-4 minutes, being careful not to let the mixture colour.
  • Add the Vermouth (preferable to use dry Vermouth) and increase the heat so that the liquid is bubbling and continue to cook until reduced by half.
  • Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Stir in the beans, bay leaves and stock. Reduce the heat and let the beans stew gently for 15-20 minutes or until thickened and reduced.
  • Stir the spinach through the stew, season with a little salt and pepper and remove from the heat. Leave to one side to allow the spinach leaves to wilt.

Nduja-baked Norwegian cod

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan.
  • Cut the fillets into 130 g portions. 
  • Place the cod fillets on a greased baking sheet. Top the fillets with the Nduja, spreading the paste over the top of the fillets to cover.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until the cod is cooked and the Nduja is slightly brown.


  • To serve, put a spoonful of the bean stew onto a plate and top with the baked cod fillet and some of the Gremolata.