Salt Cod and Potato Casserole

Salt Cod and Potato Casserole
Staff Writer

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

TK

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  dried salt cod
  • large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes, held in cold water
  • 1/2  Cup  Niçoise olives
  • One  28-ounce can plum tomatoes
  • cloves garlic, peeled
  • Basil, to taste
  • 1/2  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2  Cups  whole milk
  • 2  Cups  water
  • bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Soak the salt cod in water overnight (24 hours), changing the water every 4-8 hours or so. Strain the water completely. After 24 hours, bring the pint of milk and pint of water with the bay leaves and the hydrated cod to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook slowly for 1 hour. Gently strain the mixture and reserve all of the fish. Cook the diced potatoes in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes. Remove them from the flame and rinse with cold water. Reserve for later. 

Slice the fresh garlic. Strain the tomatoes and cut them into eighths. Heat a large skillet or casserole over medium flame for 2-3 minutes. Add ½ of the olive oil and heat 20-30 seconds. Add the sliced garlic and cook in the oil until just very lightly browned. Add the cut tomatoes to the garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked salt cod and the olives and simmer the mixture for 20 minutes, covered. Add the potatoes and continue to simmer for another 15-20 minutes.

Serve this dish warm or cold with more extra-virgin olive oil and fresh basil. Season the casserole with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
53%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
186mg
62%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
76g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
226µg
32%
Vitamin B-12
11µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
19µg
21%
Calcium, Ca
318mg
32%
Choline, total
337mg
79%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
80µg
20%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
197mg
62%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
1214mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
174µg
100%
Sodium, Na
8448mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
5µg
33%
Water
200g
7%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Salt Shopping Tip

Salt enhances food by adding depth and accentuating existing flavors. Be sure to have a couple types in your cupboards. Regular iodized salt for the table is typical; sea salt is also a great investment.

Salt Cooking Tip

Bland food is never good. Be sure to season every layer of your food while cooking.