Cod à La Portugaise

Bacalhau Fresco á Portuguese


  • lbs of fresh cod
  • ½ lb of chopped onions
  • lbs of tomatoes
  • 4 ozs of rice
  • ½ pint of white wine
  • ½ pint of oil, butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, a few sprigs of parsley, salt and pepper.


The cod should be divided into slices or steaks, weighing ½ lb each. Put them in a deep frying pan with the oil and butter, the chopped onion, previously cooked to a light golden colour in butter, the finely chopped tomatoes, the garlic, the rice, previously boiled in salted water for 10 minutes, and well drained, and the parsley. Season with salt and pepper, cover the frying pan with a dish and cook for about 10 minutes, uncover and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes. Arrange the cod steaks on a hot dish and cover with the contents of the pan.