I can "tasty Portuguese Creamy Cod" Bachalhau com Natas

As you know I am a proud Portuguese and as such I often prepare at home Cod Fish dishes or as we call it in Portugal “Bacalhau”.
Portuguese are mad about Bacalhau as a matter of fact we call it “Fiel Amigo” means trustful friend.
Cod Fish is a wonderful ingredient, very tasty in Portugal we have more than a thousand ways of preparing it; we often joke and say that we have a different recipe for every day of the year.
Portuguese started fishing this fish in Terra Nova (new found land) centuries a go and from then it become the most popular fish in Portugal and also in other European countries. The method of drying it with salt was essential for the long trips of the Portuguese Navigators.
Today I m leaving you a suggestion, that your family and friends will enjoy for sure, it is our “Bacalhau com Natas” or Cod Fish with Cream. I suggest a chilled Dry White Wine why not from Alentejo region of Portugal.
Hope that you will enjoy it.

Here's the shopping list:

4 pieces of salted Cod
q.b. Olive oil
q.b. Garlic
q.b. Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Large Onion
2 Packs of small cooking Cream
3 Potatoes
q.b. Sea Salt and Black Pepper
q.b. Butter
q.b. of Clove of India (spice)
q.b. of Bay leaf
q.b. of Milk
q.b. of Black Olives
q.b. of Piri Piri (Chilly Powder)
q.b. of White Flour

Step 1) Leave the Cod inside water for at least a day (change water three times);
Step 2) Cook the Cod just in water;
Step 3) After is cooked leave it to rest inside cold water, this will make it easier to the next step;
Step 4) With your hands break the Cod flesh in small pieces, be careful to remove any skin and bones;
Step 5) Chop the onion in small pieces and fry it with the garlic and Bay leaf;
Step 6) When is golden add the Cod Fish and fry it for 5 minutes, add Pepper and if you like it a little bit spicy some Piri-Piri (chilly powder);
Step 7) Melt some butter in the frying pan, add the Flour and stir;
Step 8) Add some hot milk and stir, it will become solid, don’t worry;
Step 9) Add some salt, pepper, the Clove of India an the Cooking Cream, continue t stir;
Step 10) Chop the Potatoes into French Fries style and fry them;
Step 11) In a cooking Tray place the French fries in the bottom;
Step 12) Cover the French Fries with the Cream;
Step 13) Cover the Cream with the Cod;
Step 14) Cover the Cod with the rest of the Cream and add the grated parmigian chease;
Step 15) Pre-heat the oven at 250° and lace the tray inside;
Step 16) Control the cooking process as the recipe will be ready when it gains a crispy golden colour.
Step 17) Add some black olives over the top and serve the tray directly to the table;

Bon Apetit,
Chef Gourmet Du Art

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uau, thank you so much Chef Du Art, I am an US Citizen from Portuguese origin, thus I was so happy to find something from my roots.
It is an amazing dish and I recomend it to you all.
John da Silva