Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá
About the Dish:
Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá is a traditional Portuguese dish made with salted codfish, potatoes, onions, garlic, and olives. It is a flavorful and hearty dish that is often served on special occasions and holidays. The codfish is soaked in water for several hours to remove the salt, then cooked with boiled potatoes and sautéed onions and garlic. The dish is garnished with black olives and fresh parsley, adding a pop of color and a hint of freshness. Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá is a beloved dish in Portugal and is enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.
|Black olives||1 cup|
|Fresh parsley||1/4 cup|
|Olive oil||1/4 cup|
|Black pepper||To taste|
- Step 1: Soak the salted codfish in cold water for at least 24 hours, changing the water every 6-8 hours to remove excess salt.
- Step 2: In a large pot, boil the soaked codfish for 15-20 minutes until it flakes easily. Remove from the pot and let it cool.
- Step 3: Meanwhile, boil the potatoes in a separate pot until they are fork-tender. Drain and let them cool slightly before peeling and cutting into slices.
- Step 4: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic until they are fragrant and translucent.
- Step 5: Add the sliced potatoes to the skillet and cook for a few minutes, stirring gently to avoid breaking the potatoes.
- Step 6: Flake the cooked codfish into large pieces and add it to the skillet. Gently mix everything together, being careful not to mash the potatoes.
- Step 7: Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until everything is well combined.
- Step 8: Transfer the mixture to a serving dish and garnish with black olives and fresh parsley.
- Step 9: Serve hot and enjoy the delicious Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá!