About this recipe: A delicious Portuguese dish that's a cinch to make. Cod is baked in an incredibly creamy sauce. The salted cod needs to soak for 24 hours, so you need to plan ahead.
Can be found in Mediterranean or Carribean speciality shops.
Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.
All recipes changed a detail on my recipe when publishing which isn't right. You must fry the potatoes in a large (high) skillet with hot VEGETABLE OIL (enough to cover half the skillet or frying pan) just enough to cook inside, no more than 5 minutes. After this you must use a large casserole to sauté the onion in OLIVE OIL (ABOUT 1/4 CUP), not the same frying pan where you fryed the potatoes. Plus, you shall use cream, not Heavy Cream. - 04 Apr 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Here in Portugal we call it "Bacalhau com natas", a truelly fantastic recipe in my humble opinion, we have a special cheese called "Quijo da Ilha" its a very strong flavoured cheese, but if you cant find where you live, Parmesan will do just fine. Make sure you serve it with a good wine and nice tossed green salad. It makes indeed a lovely meal. - 14 Apr 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
We liked this. This dish turns out like fish pie or lasagna. The flavor is creamy, not very salty and the combination of potato/cheese/fish/sauce is great. - 20 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)