How to Make Brandada De Bacalao

by Chez Fred

In French it is called Brandade de Morue


  • Salted cod
  • Olive oil
  • Milk
  • Garlic
  • Bread
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Go to the mexican market or any other that you can find it and buy some Salted cod.

    Step 2

    On your way back stop by little Italy.

    Step 3

    Have a street snack.

    Step 4

    You don't need to buy the whole thing.

    Step 5

    Cut a piece out. Save the rest for another day.

    Step 6


    Step 7

    Put it in a container with abundant water

    Step 8

    And in the fridge overnight.

    Step 9

    Store the remaining pieces in a dry cold place.

    Step 10

    Usually takes about 12 hours with several changes of water. But all depends on the codfish.

    Step 11

    Change water once

    Step 12

    Go do your things.

    Step 13

    Change the water again.

    Step 14

    Remove after 2-4 hours

    Step 15

    Taste a little bit to see how salty it is. If it is really salty it needs more changes of water.

    Step 16

    It is not the most beautiful looking piece of fish.

    Step 17

    Put it in a container.

    Step 18

    Some water on the stove

    Step 19

    Parsley steams, thyme, garlic and black peppercorns.

    Step 20


    Step 21


    Step 22

    Pour over the fish

    Step 23


    Step 24

    Some more garlic

    Step 25


    Step 26

    Olive oil in a pan

    Step 27


    Step 28

    Chop it

    Step 29

    Add both to the pan.

    Step 30

    Let it dance

    Step 31

    Heat off

    Step 32

    Pour into a container

    Step 33

    Check your cod. It takes about 10 minutes or so, depending on the thickness.

    Step 34

    Very moist.

    Step 35

    You can save it for soup. Or not.

    Step 36

    Plastic wrap

    Step 37

    Separate the meat from the bones and skin.

    Step 38


    Step 39

    Taste some.

    Step 40

    Basura. Or use it to make stock if are into those things.

    Step 41

    Some milk in the olive oil pan.

    Step 42

    Warm it slightly.

    Step 43

    Add a little bit of the olive oil into a pot.

    Step 44

    Cod fish

    Step 45

    Work it.

    Step 46

    Until disappears.

    Step 47

    Some milk

    Step 48

    Work it

    Step 49

    Olive oil again

    Step 50


    Step 51

    Repeat the process until you are happy with the mixture.

    Step 52

    Shouldn't be too thin and watery. Some recipes add potatoes or even bread.

    Step 53

    Taste to see if needs some salt.

    Step 54

    It's ok if you don't use all the milk.

    Step 55

    If you need more oil just grab from the bottle.

    Step 56

    Put in a container

    Step 57

    Season with nutmeg and cracked black pepper.

    Step 58

    Slice some bread

    Step 59

    Hot pan

    Step 60

    Olive oil

    Step 61


    Step 62

    Take it out when is golden

    Step 63


    Step 64

    Brandade on top

    Step 65

    Be generous. You can also put it in a oven proof casserole sprinkle with some breadcrumbs and make it golden.

    Step 66

    roughly cut parsley

    Step 67


    Step 68

    White and fluffy. You will have better yield if you add some potatoes into the mixture.

    Step 69

    Sound effects.

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    Step 71

    Goes well with some cold white wine.

    Step 72


    Step 73

    Small bites.

    Step 74

    You can always make another toast if you still have some mixture left.

    Step 75

    Thank you for watching.

    Step 76

    And thank you for making the guides at home.