Brandade of Salt Cod

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By Jamallah Bergman
from Atlanta, GA

You can serve this with warmed crispbread or crusty bread for a tasty appetizer or for a light lunch serve with bread with a tomato and basil salad.

serves 6


  •   7 oz
    salt cod
  •   1 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  •   4 clove
  •   1 c
    double(heavy) or whipping cream

How To Make

  • 1
    Soak the fish in cold water for 24 hours, changing the water frequently. Drain the fish well. Cut the fish into pieces, place in a shallow pan and pour enough cold water to cover. Heat the water until it is simmering and poach the fish for 8 minutes, until it is just cooked. Drain the fish, then remove the skin and bones.
  • 2
    Combine the extra virgin olive oil and crushed garlic cloves in a small pan and heat gently. In another pan, heat the double cream until it just starts to simmer.
  • 3
    Put the cod into a food processor, process it briefly, then gradually add alternate amounts of the garlic flavored olive oil and cream, while continuing to process the mixture. The aim is to create a puree with the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  • 4
    Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper, then scoop the brandade into a serving bowl or onto individual serving plates and serve with the crispbread or crusty bread.

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