Portuguese dish that combine salted cod and mash potatoes, perfect starter!
Soak the fish in water , ideally overnight but minimum for 2 hours changing the water every 10 min for the first hour and a half and keeping the fish down running water for the last 30min.
Pat dry the fish , cook the fish in the milk starting from cold and bringing slowly to a nice simmer ,when cooked remove the fish from the milk and shred it with the help of two forks , make sure to discard any bones or skin.
In a pestle an mortar or using a knife make a paste with the garlic
Finely dice the shallot
Boil the potatoes until soft and make a puree with them.
Finely chop the chive.
Preheat the oven at 200C
In a pan add the oil and cook the onion on a medium heat until translucent, add the fish and garlic and cook for a further 3 min stirring continuously , add the butter, 50ml of the milk and mash potatoes .Season to taste
Transfer to individual oven dishes and cook until nice caramelised colour on the top.
Finish the dish with the chopped chives.
«You will find loads of difference cod recipes in Portugal , try few of them to find your favourite!!Bacalhau à brás my personal favourite. »