Baccalà Mantecato alla Veneziana

Whipped Salt Cod in the Style of Venice

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Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

Baccalà mantecato is whipped salt cod, from the verb mantecare, which means to “whip” or “whisk.” This puree is usually served atop slices of grilled, fried, or baked polenta. It also can be paired with warm soft polenta for a very voluptuous contrast of hot and cold. In a most unusual pairing, Edda Servi Machlin spoons it atop a bed of sliced raw mushrooms.