Salad of Salt Cod with Beans and Olives

Salade de la province de bages

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Sud de France

By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

  • About

This is a typically Catalan dish, although there the cod is sometimes used raw. The province of Bages, near Barcelona, is a wine-producing district and its capital Manresa was refuge to St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, as he prepared for his religious vocation. Much later, it was the site of a serious defeat for Napoleon, whose troops destroyed the town before they fled. The residents rebuilt it from the rubble which gives some of the old city a curious appearance.