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Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole Recipe
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Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole

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"An excellent cod fish dish. You must soak the salted cod over night and change the water at least twice. This is an easy fish meal with my moms original ingredients."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 day 1 hr 5 mins


  1. Soak salted cod in cold water overnight or for a few hours. Drain water, repeat. Heat a large pot of water until boiling. Cook cod for 5 minutes; drain and cool, leaving cod in large pieces. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. In an 8x11 casserole dish, layer half the potato slices, all of the cod, and all of the onions. Top with remaining potato slices. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, parsley, pepper flakes, paprika, and tomato sauce. Pour evenly over casserole.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2007

Love this recipe and make it quite often. My family in Portugal makes this recipe in a saucepan instead of in the oven but the taste is the same. We call it "Bacalhau a Sevilhana". Delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2004

This is a very good recipe---we had friends from Norway who prepared this for us recently, and we loved it. However, the cooked it on the stove top at medium heat for about and hour, and I preferred this method as it made more of a fish stew than the casserole method listed here. We ladled it out on to thick slices of sourdough bread, and it was fabulous.

Nov 09, 2005

My husband and I really like this recipie. We used fresh Cod filets instead of the salted cod and it comes out very good.

Oct 13, 2003

This is excellent - I could not find salted cod - I used fresh and steamed it until tender. I also found that if you saute the onions first, it is better. Easy and my whole family loved it.

Nov 03, 2005

Incredible!!!! VERY TASTY! I did not use salted cod fish, because I did not have any. Instead I salted the fish after adding it to the casserole. I also added 2 medium onions and that was perfect. I left out the red pepper flakes and instead replaced them with additional paprika. The result, incredible! My husband and I do not care for a "fishy" taste so this was PERFECT! I highly reccomend this dish! Definately a keeper! Thanks VERY much for sharing.

Aug 10, 2009

My husband and my daughters absolutely loved this dish. I used fresh cod instead of the salted but other than that, I followed the recipe.

Sep 26, 2003

This is very good. My mom and vavo make this all the time we serve it with Portuguese corn bread. Living in the city in MASS where just down the street is the Portuguese District area I know my Portuguese food.

Oct 23, 2003

This dish is spectacular! I was not a huge fish fan until having this dish aka. "Balcalhau". This dish is loaded with flavor, and the smell is awesome. I like using "Frank's Red Hot" (it's not as hot as Tobasco) sauce in place of the chili peppers and sliced fresh tomatoes in place of the paste. The flavors flow throughout the casserole really well. Try it with some Portuguese style corn bread....to die for! :)


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  • Calories
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 50.5 g
  • 101%
  • Sodium
  • 5346 mg
  • 214%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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