Bacalau

Bacalau Recipe

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Jean Ray

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@Sheepdoc

Traditional salt cod dish.

Rating:
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Serves:
8
Prep:
24 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
salt cod
4
medium potatoes
3 Tbsp
butter
2
medium onions, thinly sliced
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1/2 c
fresh parsley, chopped
3/4 c
olive oil
1 1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
pepper to taste
4
hard boiled eggs
10
green olives, pitted
10
black olives, pitted

How to Make Bacalau

Step-by-Step

  • 1Soak salt cod in water for 24 hours, changing water several times.
  • 2Boil water in large pot and add cod. Boil 5 minutes and remove. Reserve water for potatoes. Remove skin and bones from cod, flake, and reserve.
  • 3Mix olive oil, 1 clove of garlic, red pepper flakes, pepper, and 1 T parsley, then pour over cod and mix to coat.
  • 4Preheat oven to 350. Add whole potatoes to fish water, heat to boiling, and boil for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Peel and cut into 1/4" slices.
  • 5Saute onions in butter until caramelized. Add garlic and cook one minute.
  • 6Butter 8x11 pan. Layer half the potatoes, half the cod, half the onions, repeat. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • 7Garnish with black and green olives, hard boiled egg slices, and parsley.

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About Bacalau

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Portugese