Aqua Pazza

An Italian poached fish dish meaning crazy water, creating perfectly cooked fish every time! Quick and simple to make and perfect for dunking your Italian bread in!


  • 4 cod fillets
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 50g/1/2 cup black olives
  • 250g/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 100ml/1 cup Italian white wine
  • 100ml/1 cup water
  • 1 tsp peperoncino chilli flakes
  • Handful fresh parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper


Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive to a large sauce pan and add the garlic and chilli flakes. Cook until the garlic is golden then add the tomatoes for a further 2 minutes until softened. Add the capers, olives. Add the white wine and simmer for around 5 minutes until reduced.

Add the cup of water and then the cod fillets. Season with salt and pepper and cook for around 15-20 minutes until the fish is cooked and moist.

Finish with a sprinkling of parsley… Buon Appetito!

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