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This bacalao, also known as bacalau, is delicate and perfectly salted. Islandia, based Spain, ensures that all of their fish are painstakingly handled using only the best equipment and processes.

Islandia Bacalao are fished one at a time with a hook, rather than “trawled,” which results in injured fish. The fish are then promptly moved to special tanks on board the ship and deep-frozen within a few hours of being captured. Instead of placing them on ice, this method preserves the texture and quality.

The fish are then brined for two days before being placed in dry salt for a certain amount of time. Desalination is performed at their own processing plants using advanced technology and water at specified temperatures and pH levels.

Islandia’s salted cod has an exquisite and delicate scent, as well as soft and meaty flesh that is brilliant and white. It has a nicely firm texture that is smooth and creamy, with flawless flaking. It has a delicate flavor that is light and milky. It’s also wonderfully salted, with barely a trace of salt visible.

Salted cod can be prepared in a variety of ways. One of these is the traditional Bacalao a la Vizcaina, a bacalao stew popular in Spain and Portugal that is traditionally served on Good Friday. However, this is not severely enforced, so serve it whenever you like!

Every family has their own recipe for salted fish stew, and here’s a basic one. It’s simple to make, doesn’t overpower the succulence of the fish, and is incredibly wonderful!

  • Cut your El Barquero Bacalao into large slices (they will shrink a little in the stew)
  • Olive oil the bottom of a large saucepan. Sauté some of your diced onions in there.
  • Spread the onions on the bottom of the pan, then top with thinly sliced potatoes.
  • Layer the salted cod on top of the potatoes. Layer some whole red pepper on top of your cod (sliced in a way that will let them lay flat).
  • Pour paprika over your layers after diluting it with a little water. This recipe does not include tomatoes, but feel free to add them if desired.
  • If you’re cooking for a large group, you’ll need extra ingredients. Continue stacking until you have sliced potatoes on top of diced onions. At this point, do not add any additional water. There will be enough liquid in your components to make a stew.
  • Cook, covered, over low heat for 4 hours, or until potatoes are soft.
  • Only until the liquid has nearly entirely dried up should water be added.
  • Garnish with more red pepper slices and olives if desired. Serve and have fun!

Because cod is a white fish, it has a low fat content. Its flesh is high in protein and a number of vital micronutrients (B1, B2, B6 and B9, D, E and A). It also includes carbs and healthy fats, both of which aid in energy generation and the development of red blood cells, both of which are essential to the proper functioning of our bodies.

It’s also abundant in Omega 3, a fatty acid that helps against heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and high blood pressure. It also includes potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium, all of which are beneficial to muscle activity, the neurological system, and the immunological system.

Storage Instructions

Fish will arrive frozen. Keep in freezer until ready to thaw and cook. Do not thaw and freeze again.