Salt Cod with Potatoes (Bacalhau com batatas)

How to make the most delicious and easy cod recipe mixed with boiled potatoes! The best salt cod recipe for a weeknight dinner.

Salt cod with Potatoes on a dish bowl

This homemade salt cod recipe with potatoes is one of the most easiest and tastiest meals to serve for any occasion. Whether it's a simple meal to serve for a weeknight dinner or for special occasions with your family.
It is a comforting dish full of flavors. This recipe is a good example of how it is possible to make a tasty meal with just a few simple ingredients.
It's so easy to make, just mix sliced potatoes and flaked cod in a delicious sauce made with fresh tomatoes, onion and olive oil. Season with pepper and fresh chopped coriander and serve this delicious meal accompanied by a good red or white wine.

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Salt cod with Potatoes on a dish bowl

INGREDIENTS FOR SALT COD WITH POTATOES (BACALHAU COM BATATAS)

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Salted cod - The main ingredient of this delicious recipe. Salt cod fish, soaked for 24 hours.
  • Tomato - Peeled tomato cut into small chunks. Adds color and flavor for an easy tomato sauce.
  • Onion - The perfect ingredient to add flavor to the sauce.
  • Olive oil - Adds flavor and some creaminess to the recipe.
  • Potatoes - Boiled potatoes cut into round slices.
  • Coriander - Chopped coriander. Adds a nice fresh flavor.
  • Pepper - To season the cod and the potatoes.
  • Salt - To season the potatoes cooking water.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE SALT COD WITH POTATOES (BACALHAU COM BATATAS)

Step 1: Peel and wash the potatoes. Place the potatoes in a saucepan with salted water (enough water to completely cover the cod steaks). Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook the potatoes for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 2: When the potatoes are almost cooked, add the cod and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Turn off the heat and drain the potatoes and the cod with a skimmer.

Step 3: Remove the skin and bones to the cod and flake it with a fork. Cut the potatoes into slices and set aside.

Step 4: In a large saucepan, pour the olive oil, sliced onion and the peeled tomatoes cut into small chunks. Cook over low heat until the tomato start to break down, stirring occasionally.

Step 5: Add the flaked cod and the potatoes, season with pepper and chopped coriander and mix gently with a wooden spoon.

Step 6: Turn off the heat and serve.

Salt cod with Potatoes on a dish bowl

TIPS FOR SOAK THE COD

1. Rinse the cod under cold water.

2. Place the cod with the skin facing up in a large bowl and cover it with cold water.

3. Allow the cod to soak for at least 24 hours, changing the water every 8 to 12 hours.

4. After 24 hours, taste a small piece of the cod to check for saltiness. If it is still too salty, continue soaking and changing the water until it reaches your desired level of saltiness.

5. The soaking time may vary depending on the thickness of the cod and the quantity of salt the cod have.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I add sliced boiled eggs to this recipe?

Yes, you can! Before serving, garnish with sliced boiled eggs.

Can I replace fresh tomatoes with tomato pulp?

If your time is short you can replace fresh tomatoes with tomato pulp. If you have more time and want to prepare a healthier and tastier meal, prepare this recipe with fresh tomatoes.

Can I store in the fridge?

Yes, you can store in the fridge! Allow to cool to room temperature and place the cod and potatoes in an airtight container. You can store in the fridge for about 1 to 2 days max. Beyond this time frame, it might start losing its taste and texture.

Salt Cod with Potatoes (Bacalhau com batatas)

Salt cod with Potatoes on a dish bowl

How to make the most delicious and easy cod recipe mixed with boiled potatoes! The best salt cod recipe for a weeknight dinner.

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    Category:Main dishes, Recipes, Salt cod
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:10 m
    Cook Time:45 m
    Total Time:55 m

    Ingredients

    • 800 grams (1 3/4 pounds) salt cod, soaked for 24 hours
    • 3 medium ripe tomatoes
    • 1 large onion
    • 75 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
    • 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) potatoes
    • Coriander (to taste)
    • Pepper (to taste)
    • Salt (to taste)

    Directions

    1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Place the potatoes in a saucepan with salted water (enough water to completely cover the cod steaks). Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook the potatoes for about 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. When the potatoes are almost cooked, add the cod and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Turn off the heat and drain the potatoes and the cod with a skimmer.
    3. Remove the skin and bones to the cod and flake it with a fork. Cut the potatoes into slices and set aside.
    4. In a large saucepan, pour the olive oil, sliced onion and the peeled tomatoes cut into small chunks. Cook over low heat until the tomato start to break down, stirring occasionally.
    5. Add the flaked cod and the potatoes, season with pepper and chopped coriander and mix gently with a wooden spoon.
    6. Turn off the heat and serve.
    Salt Cod with Potatoes (Bacalhau com batatas)
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 566
    Total Fat 20 g(26%)
    Saturated Fat 3 g(15%)
    Cholesterol 110 mg(37%)
    Sodium 216 mg(9%)
    Total Carbohydrate 46.5 g(17%)
    Protein 51 g
     

One Comment

  1. Avatar for Colin

    I remember going to Portugal every year and having this and peri peri at friends who lived there. Eating out, expect to be there all evening. Crusty bread rolls and red wine 🍷 on the table as you sat down.

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