Grilled Salt Cod

Bacalhao Grelhado

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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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There’s an old saying in Portugal, the gist of which is that a woman isn’t ready to get married until she knows 365 ways to prepare bacalhao (salt cod). Hyperbole (and a touch sexist), perhaps, but the dictum serves to remind us of the important role salt cod plays in Portuguese cuisine and culture.

One of the most original salt cod preparations I’ve ever experienced is grilled salt cod, or bacalhao grelhado. The fish is soaked for a day to soften and desalinate it, th