This Portuguese Christmas Eve cod, called bacalhau de consoada, calls for salt cod, potatoes, cabbage and hard-boiled eggs. it’s a simple, humble, traditional dish.
Christmas Eve Cod | Bacalhau da Consoada
- Quick Glance
- 25 M
- 1 H
- Serves 6 to 8
- For the sauce
Fill with a large pot with enough boiling water to cover the fish by several inches. Cover the pan with a heavy dishtowel and leave the cod to soak in the hot water for 30 minutes. (If the fish isn’t cooked fully, simmer gently until finished.) Drain the cod, and remove any bits of skin or bone.
To make the sauce, bring the oil and garlic to a boil in a small saucepan, remove from the heat, add the vinegar, beat well and serve in a sauceboat.
All these items must be cooked at the last minute, just before serving, so as to be brought to the table at their best. They are served on big platters, separately.