Salt Cod 3 Ways

Eating cod during Easter is a tradition in many countries, following the Catholic practice of abstaining from eating meat on Fridays and during Lent. These are 3 of our favourite recipes using salt cod.

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Preserving cod in salt gives the fish a lovely firm texture and enhances its flavour.

For each of these recipes, you will need to desalt the cod 24 hours in advance: 

  • Rinse the cod under cold water to remove the coating of salt. 
  • Place in a container, cover with cold water and refrigerate for 24 hours, changing the water 3-4 times. 
  • Drain and pat dry before using. 


Brandada de Bacalao

This is a versatile starter; eat it with toasted sourdough bread or crudités or it is delicious when used to stuff piquillo peppers. 



Potaje en Vigilia

This chickpea stew with spinach and salt cod makes a great family meal. It's usually served with boiled eggs on top.

Salt Cod Chickpeas Stew Brindisa Spanish Foods Recipe


Buñuelos de Bacalao

Typical on the east coast of Spain, these bite sized salt cod fritters are like a savoury profiterole and go down splendidly with a cold beer. 

Salt Cod Fritters Brindisa Spanish Foods Recip

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