Certified Sustainable Seafood

Creamed cod (Crema di baccalà mantecato)

Prep time 20 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Serves 6
  • 1kg of well-soaked stockfish (whole cod, beheaded and air dried by cold winds)
  • 300g of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • Salt
  1. Up to a day before you make the dish, slice the garlic cloves and place them in a bowl with the olive oil to give it an aromatic depth of flavour.
  2. Cut the stockfish into two or three pieces and steam it in a steamer for 15 mins.
  3. Once it has cooled down, remove skin and bones, and chop it well.
  4. Put the chopped stockfish in a bain-marie (a bowl over half a pan of hot water) and beat long and vigorously with a wooden spoon, gradually adding a little aromatic oil until creamy. Alternatively, use a blender.
  5. The fish essentially has to absorb all the oil until it’s fluffy. If need be, add half a ladle of cooking water. Season to taste.
To serve
Serve the creamed cod on polenta croutons, with boiled sliced potatoes, on toasted bread or corn tortillas.

Ingredients

Method

  • 1kg of well-soaked stockfish (whole cod, beheaded and air dried by cold winds)
  • 300g of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • Salt
  1. Up to a day before you make the dish, slice the garlic cloves and place them in a bowl with the olive oil to give it an aromatic depth of flavour.
  2. Cut the stockfish into two or three pieces and steam it in a steamer for 15 mins.
  3. Once it has cooled down, remove skin and bones, and chop it well.
  4. Put the chopped stockfish in a bain-marie (a bowl over half a pan of hot water) and beat long and vigorously with a wooden spoon, gradually adding a little aromatic oil until creamy. Alternatively, use a blender.
  5. The fish essentially has to absorb all the oil until it’s fluffy. If need be, add half a ladle of cooking water. Season to taste.
To serve
Serve the creamed cod on polenta croutons, with boiled sliced potatoes, on toasted bread or corn tortillas.
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