Cod

the pride of Portugal

In Portugal, they call me bacalhau, and salted cod is a very common dish in throughout the country. The Portuguese have prepared me this way since 1497 when they first arrived in North America. By salting the cod they solved a serious problem of maritime expeditions: the conservation of food during the trip.

Gadus morhua

cod

icon_fishWhat I eat

I swim with my mouth open, so whatever goes in is fair game, even young cod.

icon_globalWhere I’m from

North Atlantic.

icon_left_rightMature size

About 100 cm.

 

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icon_helpHow you can help

Make sure I’m MSC certified.

Idea how to cook

Confit cod

with dried tomatoes and apricots

by Vitor Sobral

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