As Mrs TK has been so busy selling houses I cannot get out of cooking the odd meal, it's that or taking her out. Which I do quite often, seeing that the chippie van now visits our area.
I could have taken numerous pictures, taking you through every step of my hard work, but I am sure you will find it a lot easier to follow a great video by Sandro Vilar on Vimeo and there are plenty of other great recipes of hers on other videos.
There is just one tiny snag and that is that it is in Portuguese, which for me is fine, as it is far way above my level of French, but I am sure you will be able to follow the basics and I have added a link to the recipe in English The only difference I noticed that Sandro added was the stock from boiling the cod, or bacalhau as they like to call it in Portugal.
Just remember to soak it in water for 24 hours, changing the water a number of times.
A few little tips before you start, and that is to firstly pour yourself a glass of wine, as most good cooks do, preferably Portuguese but French will do. While we are taking about wine, I will run through a very quick basic guide but trust me, I am no wine expert, I just enjoy drinking it.
The Reds tended to be very dry, which can be a shock to the pallet after all the fruity new world wines that a lot of people have got used to, but with Portugal exporting more wines that they did in the past and have some influence from overseas wine blenders, some of the more modern wines are less dry, but you cannot go wrong with Dao.
The Whites are crisp and fruity and some I find like the Dao white, have a little more body to them.
Vinho Verde is a young slightly fizzy wine, perfect for a lunch time drink on a hot day. Rosé made famous by Mateus Rosé is also a great lunch time drink, although the Portuguese tend to export most of it and save the better ones for themselves.
Here is a useful link for more on Portuguese wines
Bacalhau com Natas - Salted Cod with Cream link to recipe in English.
Bacalhau a Braz recipe
Receita de Bacalhau com Natas (c/ Batata Frita) from Sandro Vilar on Vimeo.