Codfish- "the faithfull friend"
When there was nothing else to cook, the portuguese could always rely on the salt dried codfish for a good meal, and it began to be know between cooks as their “faithfull friend”.
We find in the portuguese gastronomy a huge variety of codfish recipes. This one is one of the most famous.
LAGAREIRO STYLE SALTED COD
[ 2 PORTIONS ]
400g salted cod fillet;
300g small potatoes (unpeeled);
200g turnip greens;
Douro Virgin Olive Oil;
Salt and Rosemary to taste.
Peel and laminate the onion and the garlic. On a tray put a layer of onion and garlic; on top of it put the salted cod fillet.
Drizzle with olive oil and add the bay leaf and the rosemary. Take it to the oven. Wash the potatoes, put a layer of coarse salt on a tray, put the potatoes on top and finish with a top layer of salt. Take the potatoes to the oven. Cook the turnip greens in boiling water with salt; later sauté them with olive oil and minced garlic. Plate the cod to taste and serve warm.