Yesterday I cooked bacalao and concretely: "Bacalhau á bras" --this is a typical dish of Portugal-- = Grilled cod.And I want to show you how I finished the dish,
These were the ingredients that I used:
-- 9 cod fillets, that I cleaned with my fingers, in order to remove the thorns.
-- 5 medium potatoes.
-- 2 medium onions and 2 cloves garlic.
-- Olive oil.
-- 3 eggs
-- Food coloring --but you can use saffron--.
-- A little bit of salt
First of all I cut the onion very small and I put it in a big skillet; of course, I put the onion in the skillet, with oil, of course.Also I cut garlic so small and I mixed it with the onion.
After that, I put the cod into the skillet --flaked cod--.
I removed everyting.And I put the parsley --finely chopped--.I but a pinch of salt.
I mixed the food coloring with hot water.I put the mixture with everything and removed.
Finally, I turned off the kitchen fire --but I do not move the skillet-- and I put the 3 beaten eggs and I moved everything.
I know that the original recipe says that you have to put some small pieces of black olives; but I do not like olives; therefore I only have put some black olives on the "Bacalhau a bras".
It is said that this dish was invented by a bartender from the Barrio Alto of Lisboa, who was named Bras.According to this story, this chef thought harnessing the cod that had left the day before.Then, he mixed it with beaten eggs and fried potatoes.
The potatoes are cut so thin --they are named "Patatas paja", because they seem to be straw farm.