Tasty Tuesday: Bacalhau

Bacalhau, dried and salted cod, is a Portuguese staple. It is usually served on social occasions and at traditional Christmas Eve dinners.

Bacalhau served at Postigo de Carvão, Rua da Fonte Taurina 24, 4050-029 Porto, Portugal

Most of the time, bacalhau is served with potatoes. On our last night in Portugal, we had dinner at a restaurant that specializes only in serving bacalhau. 

Bacalhau served at Laurentina O Rei do Bacalhau, Av. Conde Valbom 71A, 1050-060 Lisboa, Portugal

Before the bacalhau arrived, I stuffed myself with the numerous appetizers, so I had little room left for the well presented cod dish. Caetano, the tour manager, was disappointed at my half-eaten plate. I assured him it wasn’t the dish. It was my full belly that’s to blame.

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About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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2 Responses to Tasty Tuesday: Bacalhau

  1. ralietravels says:

    I have only seen the rehydrated fish — it look slimey and soft. But I suppose prepared correctly, i could be great. On the other hand, I told myself, Scandinavians eat lutefish — back and forth go my tastebuds as they imagine it. I gather you liked it; maybe that will stop my tastebud’s imaginary debate.

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    • Dee Gilbert says:

      I only saw them served nicely on a plate. They tasted good. I love fish, so I didn’t have any issues. It’s an acquired taste, I think. Some people did not like them.

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