Baked baccalau

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By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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This is an easy to serve all-year-round starter, rather like fish pie, which can also be served as a main with salad. Try to buy the good-quality salt cod pieces that are normally sold in good Spanish or Portuguese delis rather than the big West Indian stuff that resembles cricket bats and needs days of soaking.


  • 250 g boneless salt cod, soaked overnight and rinsed thoroughly several times
  • 250 g potatoes, peeled and sliced


Place the soaked, well rinsed salt cod in a saucepan with the potatoes, garlic, bay leaf and cayenne pepper. Cover with the milk, bring to the boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the potatoes are well cooked. Remove the cod and potatoes with a slotted spoon and set to one side. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas ma