Salt Cod Basque-Style

Salt Cod Basque-Style
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Salt Cod Basque-Style
Rosewood Hotel and Resorts

Salt Cod Basque-Style

Incredibly special and served every holiday season, Bacalao a la Vizcaina is a traditional Mexican cod dish that is served with tomatoes, olives, chiles, and a sliced baguette. No Mexican holiday table would be complete without this dish. Recipe courtesy of Rosewood at San Miguel de Allende.

4
Servings
17
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ½ Pound salt cod
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon capers
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons pitted green olives
  • ½ 4-ounce jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • ½ 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • ¼ extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine
  • Sliced baguette, for serving

Directions

Soak the salt cod in 2 quarts of water for a total of 8 hours, changing the water three times during this timeframe. After 8 hours, drain and cut the fish into bite-size pieces.

In a large pot, in this order, layer half of the potatoes, cod, onions, capers, garlic, olives, and roasted peppers.

Pour half of the tomato sauce and half the olive oil over the layered mixture.

Layer the remaining ingredients, in the same order, on top of the mixture and cover with the remaining tomato sauce and olive oil.

Top with the water and white wine. Do not stir.

Cover and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

Serve this dish hot with a sliced baguette.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fluoride, F
15µg
1%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
146mg
10%
Water
13g
0%

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.