Dried Cod and Fish Fingers

Bacalhão, Faneca, Pescada


Bacalhau

Bacalhau

Bacalhau (Gadus morrhua), the Atlantic cod, is sold neither fresh nor as a whole and you will seek it in vain at the fish stall. Instead, it is available in the supermarket, dried, salted and conveniently portioned. Not everyone likes its characteristic, strong flavor but those who do will need to leave it to soak in freshwater, for up to 24 hours, to remove the salt before further preparation.

 

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Faneca

Faneca

Faneca (Trisopterus luscus), the pouting, is only ten centimeters bigger than its smaller cousin, the poor cod (Trisopterus minutus), which turns up for sale at the market more frequently than the former. Both are a typical by-catch that goes along with m

 

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Pescada

Pescada

Pescada (Merluccius merluccius), the European hake, is easily confused with peixe espada due to its similar sounding name. In Portugal, this fish is regarded as a particularly healthy choice, being a traditional light food for ill people, children and the

 

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