What is La brandade de morue Nîmoise?

Brandade Nîmoise – The traditional brandade made without potatoes. It is a fine puree of desalted dried cod, olive oil, and herbs and may be served hot or cold; often as a dip or a spread. The popular inclusion of mashed potatoes will usually be on today’s menu listings just as Brandade or Brandade de Morue.

What can I substitute for bacalao?

Although it’s usually made with cod, bacalao can also be made with other mild, flaky white fish that are not too oily. Both haddock and flounder work just as well as cod. Since cod has been overfished and is endangered in some parts of the world, you may want to go with one of these alternative fish.

Can I substitute fresh cod for salt cod?

500g of fresh cod will give you the equivalent of 250-285g de-salted, soaked Bacalao (salt cod). Place the cod fillets in a single layer, skin side down, on a plate or dish which will catch liquids that are released from the cod when it is salted.

Is cod a dry fish?

Stockfish is unsalted fish, especially cod, dried by cold air and wind on wooden racks (which are called “hjell” in Norway) on the foreshore. The drying of food is the world’s oldest known preservation method, and dried fish has a storage life of several years.

What can I use instead of salt cod?

These are wonderful when made entirely with salt cod, but out of thrift, or sometimes just for the sake of variety, you can substitute almost any white-fleshed leftover cooked fish, or even smoked fish, for some or all of the salt cod. Poach the desalted cod and bay leaf for 2 to 3 minutes in simmering water.

Does fresh cod need to be soaked?

Salt cod will keep almost indefinitely refrigerated or at room temperature. Salt cod must be soaked overnight before cooking to remove the salt. Place it in a bowl with cold water to cover and soak for 24 hours, changing the water three or four times. If you’re in a hurry, try the quick-soak method.

Is cod the same as bacalao?

Cod. Bacalao is cod that has been salted and dried. Bacalao fresco is raw cod, and that’s the name under which you’d find it in Spain if you want to buy fresh cod.

Why is salt cod so expensive?

Salt cod came from our forebears’ innovation: they needed a way to eat year-round, fish was plentiful, and a means of preservation was invented. For this reason and also for its cost, some producers have switched to salting other kinds of white fish.