Using salt to preserve meat and fish is one of our oldest culinary tricks. And when it comes to salt-preserved cod, you have an ingredient that brings bold, briny flavor to everything it touches. Here are 14 ways the world cooks with this magical fish, from croquettes to stews to pasta.
Brazilian Salt Cod Stew
Salt cod is a staple in South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. This recipe comes from Neide Rigo, a Brazilian food blogger.
Ackee and Saltfish
Ackee, Jamaica’s national fruit, is the highlight of this hearty sauté.
Vizcaya-Style Salt Cod
Appearing on Christmas menus throughout Mexico, this version of salt cod with almonds and olives comes from the nation’s capital and is based on one from the Spanish province of Vizcaya.
Stamp and Go
These road snacks are possibly named for the way travelers would stamp their feet at food stands to hail vendors. This recipe, adapted from one given to us by Jamaican food columnist Jacqui Sinclair, pairs the fritters with a sauce made with culantro, an herb with a cilantro-like flavor.