Salt Cod


Salt cod is a dried and salted version of the fresh cod fish. Because it can be stored for long periods and transported easily, salt cod was historically a very important source of protein in many different cultures. To use soak in water for 24 hours, changing the water 3-4 times. After this it can be used much like fresh fish.

Alternatively you can boil it in water for 15 - 30 minutes, then soak in fresh water for 30 minutes. The fish will still retain some of the salty flavor and is excellent for making stews, stir fried with okras, making Bul Jol or sauteeing with herbs.


Other names: Salted Cod Fish, Salt Fish
Translations: Mencas, Sūdytos menkės, Sare Cod, Sol Bakalar, Dorsz soli, Labberdaan, नमक कॉड, Bacalhau, Соль Треска, Αλάτι Γάδος, الملح سمك القد, 소금 콥, Solené tresky, Salt bakalaw, 盐鳕鱼, Bacallà, Solenej tresky, Baccalà, מלח Cod, Saltad torsk, Соли Бакалар, 塩タラ, Morue, Stockfisch, Salt Torsk, Salt torsk, Bacalao, Сіль Тріска, Salt Turska, Сол Cod

Tasting Notes

Substitutes: Pacific cod, Halibut

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