Bacalhau (dried cod fish) con olive oil and tomato

8 servings
25 hours
30 min


Number of serving: 8
2 lbs dried salted cod

1 large yellow onion chopped

6 cloves garlic (and more is the best) grated

3/4 cup olive oil + 1/4 cup olive oil

1 28 ounces crushed tomato in can

2 pcs bay leaf

1 12 ounces can or jar of roasted red pepper

1 tsp dried chili flakes

1/2 cup flour


  • Soak dried cod fish in water for 24 hours.
    Change the water every 6 hours.
    After 24 hours,remove the fish from water.
    Pat dry and cut in 3 inch square.
    Dredge cod fish in flour.Set aside
    Heat a sauce pan, put 1/4 cup olive oil.
    Add the chopped garlic and while frying the garlic,fry cod fish by batch until brown
    Set aside and let it cool.
    Then proceed to debone and shred the cod fish into pieces. Set aside.
    Using the same sauce pan, heat 3/4 cup olive oil
    Add chopped onion and wait until it caramelized.
    Add in crushed tomato and bay leaf
    Once it boils, turn the heat to simmering mode and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
    Add the shred cod fish, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes
    Add sliced, roasted pepper and 1 tsp chili flakes.
    Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!




I love to mix salt cod with onion and potato. Can't wait to add cooking milk (i've soaked in milk to de-salt faster) to the dish. Extra cream and cheese seems maybe too much but happy to try.

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