Monday, July 25, 2011

Torta de Bacalhau

I made this torta the other day for my family and friends and we absolutely loved it. I am going to give you the recipe so you can all give it a try. You will not be disappointed. You will need:
450 grams or 1 lb. of salted, boneless codfish, boiled and shredded.
1 chopped large onion, yellow or vidalia is good
2 cloves of minced garlic
5 heaping tbs. of all purpose flour
6 egg whites
1 cup of good extra virgin olive oil
2 cups of milk
1 to 2 Tbs. of portuguese red pepper paste
1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder

Please note that you will have to place your salted cod in a bowl and cover with water before boiling it. You will need to remove the salt. You should do this for a day, changing the water a few times.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenheit
First beat your egg whites until stiff peaks are formed and set to the side. In another large bowl combine the cod, onion, garlic, flour, olive oil, milk, pepper paste, and the parsley. Mix this well. Fold in the egg whites and the baking powder with a spatula until well combined. Be careful to not deflate your egg whites. Gently fold them in. Pour this mixture onto a 11x15x2 inch jell roll pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake in the middle oven rack for about 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately roll starting on the short end, using the parchment paper to assist in rolling. Take two spatulas to help in placing on a serving platter and decorate with some lemon wedges and sprigs of parsley. Serve with rice and salad and you have got yourself a wonderful meal that your family will be asking for all the time.

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