Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Baccala Salad

Baccala Salad


  • 1 lb. salt cod, soaked overnight or more, then drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Olive OIl
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup whole cured black olives
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1-2 vinegar peppers, diced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Place pre-soaked salt cod fish in a medium saucepan. Add water to cover cod fish. Bring the water to a boil and simmer until the fish flakes easily. Remove the cod and drain.
  2. In a bowl mix the garlic, olives, celery, vinegar peppers with black pepper, red pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil.
  3. Break the cod into pieces and toss with the garlic-olive mixture.
  4. Refrigerate and let sit for at least one half hour before serving.
  • Prep time: 25 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Categories: Heirloom Recipes, Special Diets

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