Alkatene zurrukutuna (cod, garlic, red pepper and bread soup)

60 min
Temperature: Cold
Type of dish: Soups and creams
Cuisine type: Basque cuisine
Seasonal period: All year
Ingredients for 5 portions
Ingredients for portions/units
Garlic, bulb 4.0 ud
Green pepper 0.15 kg
Glazed cod 0.5 kg
Glazed cod 0.25 kg
Chilli pepper 0.25 g
Bread 500.0 g
Eggs 5.0 ud
Parsley 2.5 g
White stock 1.25 l
Water 1.25 l
Bones 0.375 kg
Onion 0.125 kg
Carrots 0.063 kg
Green leek 0.625 ud

For the soup:

  • Make a fumet or a poultry stock starting with a light bone or chicken carcass sauté (the soup can be made with some fumet or with a white stock).
  • Soak the choricero peppers and take the flesh from the skin. Save the choricero pepper flesh for later. It is also possible to make a basic biscaynne sauce and to use it later for the seasoning of the soup.
  • Chop some garlic and green pepper into brunoise and finely slice some dry bread.
  • Crumble the cod.

Make a soup:

  • Brown the garlic in a sauté pan with olive oil.
  • Add green pepper and sauté.
  • Add the crumbled cod and fry.
  • Add the dry bread slices and, then, the pepper flesh. Sauté everything together and add some fumet or some white poultry stock, just until all the ingredients are covered, whilst gently simmering all the ingredients.

For the garnish:

  • Poach an egg on a low heat (65 ºC) for 22 minutes.
  • Confit the cod dices for the garnish.

For the sauce:

  • Emulsify the pilpil sauce starting with the cod dices’ confit.
  • Decorate:
  • Chopped parsley.


  • Add salt to taste and adjust the thickness if needed and place it in a soup bowl.
  • Place the egg on top, previously sprinkled with Maldon salt and chopped parsley.
  • Place a cod dice with its pilpil sauce next to the egg.
Nutritional information (1 portion)
Fiber 11.87 g
Saturates 6.66 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 20.41 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 4.54 g
Cholesterol 229.81 mg
Calcium 274.34 mg
Iron 5.94 mg
Zinc 6.53 mg
Vitamin A 497.13 ug
Vitamin C 87.94 g
Folic acid 259.67 ug
Salt (Sodium) 681.66 mg
Sugars 22.54 g
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