Very simple Salt Cod Salad
Not long ago, I blogged about a salt cod (Bacalhau) stew recipe that I got from a co worker. She also gave me a salt cod salad recipe.
Basically, she said to:
o Soak the salt cod and throw out the water.
o Boil the salt cod for 15 minutes.
o Cut the fish into pieces.
o Add Spanish onions, tomatoes, sliced hard boiled eggs.
o Add extra virgin olive oil
o Add vinegar
o Mix the ingredients
o Eat right away or refridgerate.
What an easy and tasty salad to make. From the photos you can see that I didn’t even bother to slice the eggs. Normally, one uses apple cider vinegar but I felt like using balsamic vinegar. Tasted really good. I made the salad several times and each time added something different like Bell peppers, lettuce, avocado and capers.
Below’s a more detailed Salt Cod Salad recipe from Stephen Cooks.
Serenata de Bacalao (Salt Cod Seranade Salad)
1lb salt cod
2 yellow onions, sliced in crescents
2 sweet peppers, red or green, sliced in crescents
2 tomatoes, sliced in crescents
2 Cups shredded lettuce (or cabbage)
2 ripe avocado, sliced
2 boiling potatoes, boiled, sliced
red wine vienegar
salt and pepper to taste
(optional: hard cooked eggs, sliced capers)
Desalt the cod by soaking in water to cover, refrigerated, for 3 days, changing the water one to three times a day. Cut the cod into chunks about 1" square and place in a pan with water to cover. Bring to boil and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse. When cooled, flake the fish.
Arrange the vegetables and fish on a bed of the lettuce and drizzle with oil and venegar to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
Salt Cod Salad, a little bit fancier