Baccalà Mantecato

Whipped Salt Cod

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2001

  • About

Baccalà mantecato is a signature dish of Venice. It is served in almost all the local bacari (wine bars), so I was not surprised when every enoteca in the Veneto that responded to my inquiry sent a recipe for this purée of salt cod whipped with olive oil. Baccalà mantecato may be served on grilled bread or on grilled, baked, or fried polenta crostini, but it is sensational spooned atop soft, warm polenta. And if you are feeling extravagant, crown this duo of warm and cool with a dollop of o