This is a traditional Portuguese dish that brings back memories of mom. It is not only tasty but it is always a hit at parties. Plan ahead, because the salted cod needs to soak for 24 hours. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the soaked cod, and boil for about 5 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove cod from water, and save water for cooking potatoes.
Been to Casa Labra? Share your experiences!
I tried their bacalau fried cod fish and Croquetas fried cheese. I loved their bacalau - the cod was fresh and the batter is not thick. It's Euro 1. It's worth the money and would definitely recommend to order at least a couple! You have to go! Pure and simple. It's cheap, cheerful and makes the best croquestas ever! Their chicken empanadas are also finger lickin' good. I believe this was the first bar formed by the socialists way back when and it's still going strong today. Staff are always friendly, upbeat and quick.
Been to Bacalhau? Share your experiences!
If you go to one place only to try the Portuguese speciality this is the place! It was truly unique and very delicate. We had a wonderful lunch at this place, with of course salted cod and a stew with octopus, all tasty, washed away with an inexpensive and fresh bottle of housewine. You do not hear us complain Had dinner here one night when in Porto.
Fresh unsalted cod is referred to as bacalhau fresco fresh cod. There are said to be over recipes in Portugal alone and it can be considered the iconic ingredient of Portuguese cuisine but curiously the only fish that is not consumed fresh in this fish loving country, boasting the highest per capita fish consumption within the European Union . It is often cooked on social occasions and is the traditional Christmas Eve dinner in some parts of Portugal. Similar recipes can be found across Europe.