March 28, 2013

Baked Cod Fish

This traditional Portuguese-Brazilian dish is usually served on the Good Friday.

servings: 4 to 5
time: 1 hour


Ingredients
1 lb. Cod fish, cut into chunks
olive oil
6 boiled potatoes, cut into thick slices and cooked with a pinch of salt
3 tomatoes cut into slices
1 sliced onion
4 boiled eggs, sliced
green or black olives
salt to taste
chopped parsley to garnish



Directions
1 – In a bowl, put the pieces of cod and drizzle with olive oil and salt. Mix gently.
2 – In a baking pan, assemble layers with cod, potatoes, onion, tomato, egg and olives.
3 – Drizzle a little bit of olive oil, cover with foil and bake in the oven (325°F). The approximate cooking time is 30 minutes.
4 – After baking, check the necessity to add more salt, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Tips and Options
  • Add pepper slices.
  • To give more flavor to the fish, boil the cod in milk for 3 minutes before using in the recipe.
  • Serve with white rice, green salad and other steamed vegetables such as broccoli and carrots.
  • Use leftover fish to make codfish croquettes.
  • Add pepper strips.
  • To give more flavor to the fish, the cod in milk Parboil before using in the recipe.
  • Serve with white rice, green salad and other steamed vegetables such as broccoli and carrots.
  • Use leftover fish to make codfish balls.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Bacalhau ao forno.

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