Great Spanish Bacalao Recipes

Favorite Salt Cod Dishes

Meatless Fridays have been the tradition in Catholic countries for many centuries. During that time, the Spanish have observed Lent, eating meatless dishes, and they developed a wide ​variety of salt cod fish or "bacalao" recipes. Even though today salting fish is not needed to preserve it, the traditional salted "bacalao" dishes remain popular - because they taste great! First, soak the cod in water for 24 to 48 hours to leach out the salt, then prepare with accompanying sauces - tomato sauce, or paprika sauce, vegetables in wine sauce.