Saltcod is probably at the top of the list when it comes to Portuguese staple foodstuffs. My grandmother always used to say that she would be less of a cook if she didn’t have cod steaks in her pantry. There are thousands of recipes which use saltcod. Today I decided to cook it in a different way – in lemon and lime juice!
500 gr of saltcod ( buy it shredded from any Iberian delicatessen, then soak overnight in cold water)
juice of 2 limes
Juice of 2 lemons
2 ripe tomatoes (chopped)
1 red chilli
1 red onion (chopped)
Small bunch of coriander
Salt & Pepper
1 – After soaking it overnight, drain the cod and place it in a bowl. Pour in the juice of the lemons and the limes and mix well. Add the chilli, the chopped onions and tomatoes, the coriander and season with a very small amount of salt and pepper. Mix everything very well.
2 – Place in the fridge for a minimum of three hours. Serve with salad and chunks of bread which will soak all the juices from your plate.