Cooking at Home #6

Being part Portuguese means I know about salted cod or as the Portuguese call it “Bacalhau”. There are many ways to cook salted cod. My mom’s side of family eats it frequently and we do too at our house. At our Christmas Eve gatherings, “Bacalhau” is the main course. Normally it’s barbecued and then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and some garlic and served with smashed potatoes. These are two very simple and rustic dishes that together are very delicious. This time we baked the cod with oil and garlic, once baked we shredded it and sprinkled with diced parsley and drizzled a bit more olive oil. Boiled the potatoes until fork tender and then put them in the oven to bake with the cod. This dish was simple to make and we did not follow a recipe. Some challenges I faced while making this dish was I have never made it before so it was hard for me to know what to do at first. I overcame this challenge by asking my mom to help me make it so I wouldn’t miss up. The greatest success I had was how the “Bacalhau” turned out on my first time. The thing I am most proud about this dish was how good the “Bacalhau” tasted.#foodsblock4


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