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Golden Bacalhau

Pode ler Bacalhau Dourado em Português Last summer I had my favourite version of bacalhau yet, at the Restaurante Beiro Rio, in Tua on the Douro River east of Pinhão.  I asked my colleague the name of the dish and … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Dourado

Read Golden Bacalhau in English. No último verão tive o melhor bacalhau de sempre no Restaurante Beira Rio, no Tua, e perguntei o nome e como era feito ao meu amigo que almoçou comigo nesse dia.  Ele disse que se … Continue reading

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The Last of the Bacalhau

… At least for now.  I took the monster from my fridge to the butcher’s today, and Senhor Rui reduced it to manageable steaks in a matter of moments.  They are now wrapped up in my deep freeze, to be … Continue reading

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Finally! A Meal!

Good news:  I saw the butcher today and he will cut up the main hunk of bacalhau for me tomorrow, hallelujah! More good news:  Finally had my first taste of the bacalhau, for a late lunch this afternoon.  The little … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Update

The fish is winning. It’s de-salted and the flesh has fluffed up into quite a thick piece down the centre.  The next step is to either poach it or freeze it.  Just one little problem… I got the two thin … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Progress Report

After about 40 hours or so of soaking, I think I am making progress.  I just drained off the water for the 4th or 5th time and had a little taste test.  As hoped, the thinner side pieces I managed … Continue reading

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The Great Bacalhau Experiment

For some time I have been meaning to learn to cook bacalhau (ba-kal-yow), but whenever I looked at it in the shops I was too overwhelmed to get beyond just looking – as witness this little mercearia in Ponte de … Continue reading

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