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Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa
Bacalhau de Gomes de Sa
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa is one of the most famous salted cod fish recipes in Portugal, with potato, onion, garlic and garnished with eggs and olives.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Portuguese
Servings: 6 personnes
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 2 lb salted cod
  • 2 lb potatoes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 onions , sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 20 black olives
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Soak the cod in water for 24 to 36 hours and change the water every 8 hours.
  2. After cod is desalted, remove bones from cod and shred it in small pieces.
  3. Bring milk to a boil then turn off the heat. Infuse cod pieces in hot milk for about 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Peel potatoes and cook them in boiling water for 25 minutes.
  5. Cut potatoes in ½ inch (1cm) thick slices. Add salt and pepper.

  6. Preheat oven to 375F/180C.

  7. Meanwhile, add the onions in a hot skillet with a little olive oil. Sauté for about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  8. In a casserole dish, drizzle 4 tablespoons of olive oil.

  9. Add layers of potatoes, drained cod and the onion/garlic mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Drizzle another 4 tablespoons of olive oil on top.

  11. Bake for 40 minutes.
  12. Garnish with quartered or sliced hard-boiled eggs, chopped parsley and black olives.