20 Mar Our Salt Cod Dishes: the Best to be Found
Are there gastronomy- related key moments in Spain? Yes, quite a lot ! but there’s nothing like Easter. I think it happens the same when having one’s fridge half empty: your imagination conjures yummy dishes up with almost nothing. Here nobody goes hungry at Easter. As meat is forbidden wonderful ideas begin to emerge: to bring joy to fish … and to any other foodstuff. Man cannot live by meat alone 😉
How I love cod! We recommend a wide variety of traditional Lent dishes:
- cod casserole with poached eggs and potatoes;
- lent stew with salt cod;
- salt cod fritters;
- Ham and paprika garlic soup topped with a poached egg;
- Lent longaniza (spicy pork sausage) eaten with bread and oil …, mmmhh!
There’s nothing easier than making cod fritters. We just need:
Desalted cod, eggs, flour, milk, baking powder, garlic, parsley, oil and salt.
In a bowl put the egg yolks and milk. Beat them and then add the flour and baking powder. Add the cod diced, the garlic and parsley chopped, and a pinch of salt. Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks with a pinch of salt. Incorporate them smoothly to the mixture. Let stand a few hours in the fridge. Heat the oil: a lot of oil . Deep-fry tablespoons of the mixture in batches, until lightly browned and heated through. Drain on paper towels. Serve with a sprig of parsley as decoration. Do not put lettuce, they will lose their crispness because of its water! And with some aioli ….it’ll be finger licking good! 😉
We have all these great desserts we love. The real repentance will come later, after Easter. The summer slim down diet hurts! But how to resist to a wine French toast! Impossible for the time being. So try them out at Neptuno restaurant!
And then honey-coated pastry, sweet flowers, fried milk … Come on, penitents!;)
We’re looking forward to seeing you at Neptuno restaurant.