Bacalhau espiritual is a comforting Portuguese casserole prepared with salt cod, carrot, bread, Bechamel sauce and topped with cheese that is melted and broiled to perfection.
Soak the bacalhau in cold water for 24 hours, changing the water 2 to 3 times.
In a pot, bring water to a boil, then lower the heat. Add the bacalhau, and simmer for about 6 to 8 minutes.
Soak the bread in the hot milk.