In a recent post, I explained how I prepare codfish before cooking. Today, I´m posting my favorite codfish recipe, called "Bacalhau com Natas" or Codfish with Cream.
Bacalhau com Natas is comon in Portugal but I make a few additions to the original recipe. I add boiled eggs in slices, cheese and oregano, making it taste different from the restaurant´s recipe.
~ 400 gr of Codfish
~ Potatoes (5/6 medium)
~ 1 onion
~ 1 Clove Garlic
~ 6/8 slices of Cheese
~ 250 ml cream
~ 250 ml Béchamel sauce
~ 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
~ 3 Boiled eggs
To prepare this recipe the codfish must be ready to cook. If you buy dry salted codfish, before cooking all you have to do is put it in water for 24hours.
Cook the codfish in water, don´t add salt, it has enough. Let it cool and then prepare it, removing the fish skin and bones.
Peel potatoes, cut them in slices or small cubes, add some salt and fry in hot oil. Reserve.
Chop the onion and garlic into a cooking pan, add the olive oil and fry for 2 minutes. Add the codfish and cook it for 3 minutes, mixing well.
Use an oven tray to cook the rest of the recipe. First, put the codfish, add potatoes, béchamel sauce, cream, and slices of egg. Top it with cheese and a bit of oregano.
Cook in hot oven (220º) for 30 minutes:
After the cheese melts it´s ready to serve.
I like to serve this codfish recipe with black olives and lettuce salad.