Recipe by Rita Machado
"This a traditional Portuguese way of cooking codfish, from the capital city of Lisbon. In a country with a large tradition of making codfish in several ways, this is, for me, the most delicious and sinful way of eating this wonderful fish. Taste it and you will see!"
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dried salted cod fish
vegetable oil for frying
potatoes, peeled and cut into very small cubes
onion, sliced thin
1 1/3 cups
salt and ground black pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
All recipes changed a detail on my recipe when publishing which isn't right. You must fry the potatoes in a large (high) skillet with hot VEGETABLE OIL (enough to cover half the skillet or frying pan) just enough to cook inside, no more than 5 minutes. After this you must use a large casserole to sauté the onion in OLIVE OIL (ABOUT 1/4 CUP), not the same frying pan where you fryed the potatoes. Plus, you shall use cream, not Heavy Cream.
Good, and very hardy. This to me seems like one of those traditional dishes that are savored by those who grew up on it, where someone else who hasn't had it their whole lives doesn't appreciate it as much. It tastes almost exactly like my mother's Filipino version of Torta... only without the rice (which I love!!). So I would say I liked this, but I'll just keep making my other dish and probably won't make this again. And I would suggest others to eat it with rice because it adds to the hardiness. However, I did serve it with garlic bread and a salad.
Here in Portugal we call it "Bacalhau com natas", a truelly fantastic recipe in my humble opinion, we have a special cheese called "Quijo da Ilha" its a very strong flavoured cheese, but if you cant find where you live, Parmesan will do just fine. Make sure you serve it with a good wine and nice tossed green salad. It makes indeed a lovely meal.
We liked this. This dish turns out like fish pie or lasagna. The flavor is creamy, not very salty and the combination of potato/cheese/fish/sauce is great.
Made this Christmas Eve...it was absolutely delicious! At first I shied away from the recipe as I thought it was a bit "complicated", but after a"What the heck, let's go for it", it was quite easy and turned out soooo good! Definitely on the "favorite list"!
tastes just like the bacalhau com natas I used to enjoy in Portugal... this recipe is a keeper and one for all those to try who wish to know what authentic Portugues food tastes like =) !!!!in my favorites!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Codfish with Cream
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 2266
** Calories from Fat: 1707
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