RECIPES

Confit of cod, green olives and red pepper

Confit of cod, green olives and red pepper gives a lush and tender, comforting product which can be added to other ingredients to make a dish, or served with bread only. To confit means to poach an ingredient in oil to preserve. This recipe is from Portuguese star...

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Codfish a la Zé do Pipo

Another one of the classic Portuguese recipes is this one. The name comes from the owner of the creator of the recipe, a certain Zè do Pipo, who was a restaurant owner in Porto. This version is from chef Vitor Sobral, and the quantity is for a family gathering,...

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Açorda de Bacalhau (Traditional Portuguese bread soup)

Açorda is the taste of Alentejo and this satisfying bread soup is one of the most typical dishes from Portugal. The basis of this indulgence is bread and broth combined with slices of garlic, cilantro and eggs. Then add  what you like, normally seafood, choriço or...

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Sopa seca with cod, chickpeas and mint

The traditional Portuguese dish Sopa seca is a soup that is used for festivities and gatherings of people. It can be varied with different ingredients. We propose to try with salted cod. This recipe is from Portuguese chef Vitor Sobral. Ingredients 1,5 kg cod loins,...

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Sweet potato nachos with salted cod mousse

Inspired by both Mexican and Portuguese cuisine, this recipe is perfect to serve to friends coming over to visit. It´s both simple and elegant, and easy to combine with other small dishes.  The recipe is from restaurant Sociedade in Parede, Lisbon. Ingredients 500 g...

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Codfish rice, Arroz de bacalhau, by Vitor Sobral

Typical Portuguese dishes includes the various rice dishes with seafood, because Portugal is a big producer of their own rice varieties. This recipe is created by Portuguese reknowned chef Vitor Sobral. The perfect rice to use in this dish is the carolino variety....

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Pumpkin cream, salted cod and pistachios

Warm soups and comforting salted cod... Thank you, winter, for having arrived! A perfect bowl of comfort and warmth in this dish, which combines the sweetish taste of pumpkin with the slightly tanginess of salted, cured Norwegian cod. The recipe is for a starter sized...

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Cod confit, grilled vegetables and quail egg

Confit means to poach in fat or oil, and the firm texture of salted cod is well suited for this cooking technique. The combination of fresh and crispy, grilled vegetables and the delicate flavour of the cod is simply irresistible. This recipe is suggested by...

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Caesar salad with codfish flakes

Try a new twist on the classic Caesar salad, and substitute chicken for salted cod. The codfish flakes tastes amazing when served like this! This recipe serves 8-10 people as a starter, and 4 people as a main dish. The recipe is from the restaurant Sociedade in...

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Salt cod ceviche

Chevice is a Latin-American recipe where raw fish get to marinate in sitrus juice, mainly lime and lemon. The semi-firm consistence of salted, cured cod makes it work very well in a Ceviche. It can be eaten as a starter or main course, depending what is served with...

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Cod with bread crust and poached egg

There is 1001 ways to prepare salted, cured codfish in Portugal and an old saying quotes that a Portuguese housewife has to know 365 recipes to get married. Nowadays it is enough to know what ingredients goes well with salted cod, and combine them in many, many...

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Canja de bacalhau – Portuguese codfish soup

Who can resist a steaming hot broth based soup? This soup, called canja, is a popular Portuguese, Cap Verdian and Brasilian favourite, often based on chicken and rice but also made with codfish and rice. The soup contains few ingredients and is therefore easy to make....

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Salted cod puff pastry

Try this lovely Portuguese snack where salted cod is dressed in puff pastry. The recipe comes from our friends at restaurant Sociedade in Parede, near Lisbon. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 shredded cod,  Terra do Bacalhau 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin 3 garlic cloves,...

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Fish & chips with black IPA and ginger

This is a delicious twist on the classic fish & chips recipe, with salted cod instead of the fresh variety. The black IPA and the ginger brings a warm spicyness to the dish that goes well with the cured taste of this cod. The recipe is provided by restaurant Sociedade...

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Codfish in olive oil, à Lagareiro

Codfish in olive oil, à Lagareiro. This classic from the Portuguese cuisine goes by many names: Bacalhau à Lagareiro, Bacalhau no forno, or Bacalhau assado com batatas a murro. No matter the name, this is one of the most renowned and frequently made recipes of salted,...

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Cod burger/ Bacalhau burger

Cod burger, why not? It´s been said that there exist 1001 ways to make salted cod in Portugal, and this recipe goes to prove it works excellent in burgers, too! Serves 4 20-40 minutes Very easy Ingredients Cod burger 0.5 kg shredded cod Terra do Bacalhau 1 ½ garlic...

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Cumin tempered cod/ Bacalhau à moda de Fafe

This recipe combines cod with cumin spice, and the result is suprisingly delicious! Serves 4 20  - 40 minutes Easy Ingredients 500 g shredded cod, Terra do Bacalhau 400 g  boild potatoes 4 boild eggs, grossly chopped 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 dl olive oil extra...

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Grilled salted cod with garlic infused oil

The Portuguese way of grilling salted, cured cod with garlic oil is a great way to serve fish in the summer. It´s delicious! Even if you don't know how, follow these easy instructions, and you will be fine. Don't listen to those who says you should drink white wine...

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Cod with “everything”/Bacalhau com todos

The traditional Christmas meal in Portugal, called "consoada", consists of cod, chickpeas, boild cabbage and other vegetables, eggs and a delicious garlicky vinagrette. The name is Bacalhau com todos, which means cod with everything.The dish however is also served...

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Cod with corn bread crust/ Bacalhau com broa

The traditional Portuguese recipe Bacalhau com broa is a favourite of many and it´s not hard to taste why: The sweet and crunchy from the corn bread mixed with the salty and juicy tastes from the salted cod is a feast for the taste buds. Abroad it might be difficult...

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Creamy cod bake “Bacalhau com natas”

The list of classic Portuguese salted codfish recipes are neverending, but this happens to be one of my favourites. Creamy cod bake, “Bacalhau com natas” is layered by salted cod, fried potatoes and onion, before topped off with cream and bechamel sauce. It´s a comforting dish for the whole family, perfect when the temperature drops.

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Codfish Espiritual

The name Codfish Espiritual literally means "spiritual codfish". This dish goes back to 1947 when a luxury restaurant opened in the old kitchen of the Queluz palace near Lisbon. The story goes they needed something extra special to serve and one of the consultants,...

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Deviled eggs with salt cod

Deviled eggs are such a party favourite and easy to prepare for any host. Salt cod and eggs make a delicious team, so why not combine them into a version of deviled eggs with salt cod?

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Salted cod, Brasilian style Escondidinho

This recipe is a Brazilian favourite and the name has a cute meaning: Escondido means hidden, so Bacalhau Escondidinho can be translated to "A little hidden something, with cod". This recipe originates from the North East of Brazil where it especially served during...

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Pastéis or bolinhos de bacalhau cod croquettes

A beloved child has many names. A very popular apertiser, these cod croquettes are called pastéis in the centre and south of Portugal, and bolinhos in the North of Portugal and in Brasil. This recipe combines cod with potatoes in a way that makes them fluffy and...

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