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Bacalao Pil-Pil

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  Desalted cod pieces 12 (about 2" x 3")
  Olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), peeled
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped

Put cod in hot water on very slow fire for 2 1/2 hours.
When cod has softened, remove bones and return it to hot water.
Crush four garlic cloves and chop very fine.
Put them to fry very slowly in I/3 cup olive oil in a flat earthenware casserole.
When the garlic takes on color, add parsley.
Remove casserole from fire until the oil is just barely sizzling.
Return to fire to add drained pieces of cod.
Increase heat.
Shake the casserole and give it a twist from time to time.
Five minutes after putting in cod, turn fish over.
When it has been cooking in the oil 10 minutes, add 2 tb of the water in which the cod cooked previously.
Continue cooking for another 5 minutes; shake casserole from time to time to blend.
By then, the gelatinous juices of the cod will have combined with the olive oil to make a sauce the consistency of a thin cream sauce.
Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 723 Calories from Fat 201

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g34.8%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g16.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 290.3 mg96.8%

Sodium 370 mg15.4%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.35 g1.4%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 121 g241.5%

Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 30.5%

Calcium 12.8% Iron 17.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Bacalao Pil-Pil Recipe