How to Make Bacalao Y Berenjena (Eggplant & Codfish Stew)

Typical dish of my country, Bacalao con Berenjena guisada. This is my mom's recipe passed on to her by her mother. I absolutely love this flavorful dish. Brings back fond memories of me as a child. ☺

How to Make Bacalao Y Berenjena (Eggplant & Codfish Stew) Recipe
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The cast

The cast

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Let us start by roasting the eggplant. Put the eggplant directly on the burners. If you don't want to  roast the eggplant you can peel & chop the eggplant and boil it. Won't be as tasty😣

Let us start by roasting the eggplant. Put the eggplant directly on the burners. If you don't want to roast the eggplant you can peel & chop the eggplant and boil it. Won't be as tasty😣

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This doesn't have to be done over the stove. This is my personal preference. You can achieve the same results by roasting in an oven. ☺

This doesn't have to be done over the stove. This is my personal preference. You can achieve the same results by roasting in an oven. ☺

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While  the eggplant is roasting , lets boil our codfish to remove the saltiness,let this boil for 15min.

While the eggplant is roasting , lets boil our codfish to remove the saltiness,let this boil for 15min.

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I just love the smoky flavor that fire roasting adds to the eggplant . To die for😍

I just love the smoky flavor that fire roasting adds to the eggplant . To die for😍

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When the eggplant has finished roasting  turn off the heat and continue on to the next step.πŸ˜„

When the eggplant has finished roasting turn off the heat and continue on to the next step.πŸ˜„

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Take a bag and insert the eggplant in it.

Take a bag and insert the eggplant in it.

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Close it immediately. Sweating the eggplant makes it easier to peel. Plus it's hot I don't want to burn my lil fingersπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜›

Close it immediately. Sweating the eggplant makes it easier to peel. Plus it's hot I don't want to burn my lil fingersπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜›

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See I told you it was hot.😁

See I told you it was hot.😁

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After 15 min. remove 1/4 water  and set aside for later.

After 15 min. remove 1/4 water and set aside for later.

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Discard the salted water

Discard the salted water

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Repeat these steps 2-3 more time until the codfish has removed most of its salt.

Repeat these steps 2-3 more time until the codfish has removed most of its salt.

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When the fish has released most of the salt lets drain it again and this time we will put it in a bowl to shred Into bite size pieces.

When the fish has released most of the salt lets drain it again and this time we will put it in a bowl to shred Into bite size pieces.

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I have shredded the codfish .

I have shredded the codfish .

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Next, lets remove the blackened skin off the eggplant.

Next, lets remove the blackened skin off the eggplant.

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You see how easy it is to remove the charred skin? Good

You see how easy it is to remove the charred skin? Good

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I like to remove most of the seeds out of the eggplant. This is optional, but if you want to eat seeds, hey go right ahead.πŸ˜€

I like to remove most of the seeds out of the eggplant. This is optional, but if you want to eat seeds, hey go right ahead.πŸ˜€

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All cleaned up and ready to go. Look at the brown areas. It is so flavorful.

All cleaned up and ready to go. Look at the brown areas. It is so flavorful.

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Lets chop the eggplant into smaller pieces. You don't have to do this. You can leave the pieces long. πŸ‘

Lets chop the eggplant into smaller pieces. You don't have to do this. You can leave the pieces long. πŸ‘

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Discard this.

Discard this.

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Slice some pieces of red peppers.

Slice some pieces of red peppers.

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Some red onions

Some red onions

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Lets get cooking I say!!  In a pan over medium heat , add the oil.

Lets get cooking I say!! In a pan over medium heat , add the oil.

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Add the tomato paste

Add the tomato paste

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The tomato sauce

The tomato sauce

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The sazon.

The sazon.

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The garlic powder.

The garlic powder.

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Remember the water I set aside? Well it's time to put about 1/2 of it in. We will add more of we need it.

Remember the water I set aside? Well it's time to put about 1/2 of it in. We will add more of we need it.

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Mix it all well. The mixture shouldn't  be watery.

Mix it all well. The mixture shouldn't be watery.

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Lets add the codfish now.

Lets add the codfish now.

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Stir it in carefully.

Stir it in carefully.

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Next goes in the star of the show, the smoky eggplant .😍😍😊

Next goes in the star of the show, the smoky eggplant .😍😍😊

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Stir this in gently .

Stir this in gently .

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Add the red peppers.

Add the red peppers.

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And the onions. Stir it in . The onions and peppers will be cooked by the heat of the food. Plus I like the onion and peppers to be somewhat firm and not overcooked.

And the onions. Stir it in . The onions and peppers will be cooked by the heat of the food. Plus I like the onion and peppers to be somewhat firm and not overcooked.

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Lastly add the vinegar.

Lastly add the vinegar.

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Doesn't that look appetizing.? Of course it does. Enjoy.

Doesn't that look appetizing.? Of course it does. Enjoy.

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Now excuse me while I go eat .😁😁😁

Now excuse me while I go eat .😁😁😁

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