Salt cod recipe anyone?

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by ralphed, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. ralphed

    ralphed Fire Starter

    Hi all;

    I didn't know where else to post this.

    Anyone have recipes for salt cod? Smoked or not. Soup, stew, pasta, etc.

    I'm trying it for the first time. I know there's recipes online, but this place is a good knowledge base.

    I was thinking of potatoe fish cakes, as I have made them from unsalted cod.


  2. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    We had lau laus for Christmas dinner that had beef, pork and salted cod in them! Best Christmas dinner ever...
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't know if you are salting your own cod or buying the already salted stuff which is hard to find.

    If you are working with the prepared stuff that comes like a brick, do a quick search on Bacalao which goes by different spellings in different places across the pond.  You will find more variations on that recipe than you would imagine.

    Good luck and good smoking.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  4. ralphed

    ralphed Fire Starter

    thanks for the replies.

    I bought it already salted. It's been soaked and is ready to go.

    I have perused the web and found lotsa stuff.

    thanks again,

  5. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    One idea is salted cod with ackee (Jamaican dish). Never made it myself but tastes great.
  6. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Baccala, an Italian recipe. Varies widely. The salt cod gIves a distinct texture that I have been able to duplicate with frozen cod fillets or pieces (best). I can post both recipes tomorrow.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
  7. I cut my teeth on that, when my mother made it (a long time ago, I am 78) it wa a stew, potatoes, carrot s, canned tomatos and such. I have had it in Basques restruants.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
  8. My wife makes a cod with drawn butter sauce, which has eggs also. Its served over mashed potatoes and usually a veggie and salad. Its amazingly good.

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