Bacalhau com Grao is perfect for your meatless days. This recipe has slow digesting carbs that are good for your diet, fiber and packed with protein! For those of you that observe Lent and opt out of eating meat on Friday it’s an easy dish to prepare in less than 30 minutes. If you can’t find salted cod in your grocery store, you can substitute it with any flaky white fish but add 1 teaspoon of salt to the poaching liquid.
Codfish & Chick Pea Salad with Herb Vinaigrette
Bacalhau com Grao
1 pound of boneless re-hydrated salt cod (cut into (2) 8 ounce portions)
1 slice of onion
2 cups of water
2 cups of cooked chick peas
¼ cup of olive oil (add more if desired)
½ cup of white wine vinegar
½ small onion (finely minced)
2 cloves of garlic (finely minced)
¼ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of black pepper
2 tablespoons of Parsley (chopped)
Make the vinaigrette in a medium bowl by mixing the ingredients together and set aside to incorporate the flavors.
Meanwhile, poach the codfish in a medium pan filled with about 2 cups of water and the slice of onion. Cook in a slow boil for about 8-10 minutes on medium heat.
Remove the codfish from the pan, drain, and cover to keep warm. Add the chick peas to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes on low heat.
Drain the chick peas and place both the fish and chick peas on a serving dish.
Pour the vinaigrette on top and serve. Add more olive oil and seasoning if desired. Enjoy!
Photo credit: http://www.cincoquartosdelaranja.com/2010/06/bacalhau-cozido-com-chicharos.html