Heat olive oil in skillet over medium- low heat. Add garlic red pepper flakes and saute until garlic is fragrant and softened, about 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes to the pan, breaking the tomatoes apart with your hands as you add them.
Add white wine, water, saffron, and bay leaves. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium high heat. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until tomatoes are softened and mixture is slightly reduced. Taste sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Reduce heat to low. Add cod fillets. Spoon sauce over fillets. Simmer for about 5-8 minutes, or until cod is opaque and beginning to flake on the sides.
Serve with crusty sourdough or french bread to soak up the sauce.