Favorite Spanish Bacalao Recipes

Meatless Fridays (no meat, only fish) have been the tradition in Catholic countries for many centuries. The Spanish also observed Lent by giving up meat, and they developed a wide ​variety of salted cod or "bacalao" recipes. Even though today salting fish is not needed to preserve it, the traditional salted bacalao dishes remain popularbecause they taste great! First, soak the cod in water for 24 to 48 hours to leach out the salt, then prepare with accompanying saucestomato sauce, paprika sauce, or vegetables in wine sauce.