Bacalhau de Trás-os-Montes by Oceana Restaurant NYC

To showcase the incredible versatility of Portuguese wines with food, Wines of Portugal is launching an exciting new culinary-focused program in the United States this April. The program, known as 10 Chefs / 10 Wineries,” will match ten Portuguese wineries with ten of America’s top chefs, culminating in an online cooking series and limited edition printed recipe guide that will be available to trade, press and consumers by the end of the year. credits: http://www.winesofportugal.com/us/food-and-wine/10-chefs-10-wineries/

Executive Chef Ben Pollinger and Wine Director Pedro Goncalves

First Offering April: Oceana – New York City

“House-made Bacalhau de Trás-os-Montes”

Paired with Duorum Colheita 2011

4 4-ounce portions bacalhau, soaked three days

in equal parts milk and water, changing liquid every day

                   Chickpea-potato ragout

3 Tbs EVOO
1/3 Cup chorizo, skinned and diced 1/3 inch (approximately one link)
1 ¼ Cup Vidalia onion, medium dice (approx ½ medium onion)
3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
2 plum tomatoes, cored and diced 1/3 inch
1 Cup cooked chickpeas
¾ Cup cooked fingerling potatoes, diced 1/3 inch (about 6 small potatoes)
1 Cup chicken stock
2 Tbs halved black olives
2 Tbs quartered large green olives
1 Tbs slivered parsley

 

1. Heat a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add 2 Tbs EVOO.
2. Add chorizo and fry over medium high heat for 3 minutes,

until lightly browned and oil takes on a red color from the sausage.
3. Add onion and garlic and sauté five minutes, until lightly colored
4. Add tomatoes; cook five minutes until tomato starts to break down
5. Add chickpeas, potatoes and stock. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
6. Nestle bacalhau into the ragout and spoon some of the ragout over the fish.
7. Place cover on pan, cook 8 minutes.
8. Add olives, remaining 1 Tbs EVOO and parsley, stir to combine.
9. Spoon the ragout into four bowls. Place the fish on top of the ragout.
10. Spoon remaining ragout over the fish.
11. Place the halved quail egg over fish, top with a little more

sliced parsley and a drizzle of EVOO.

Quail eggs (can substitute with chicken eggs if quail eggs are unavailable)
4 quail eggs (quarter a single chicken egg if substituting)
Place in a pot, cover with cold water.
Bring to a boil, boil two minutes.
Remove from water, peel and cut in half.

photos and text credits:

http://www.winesofportugal.com/us/food-and-wine/10-chefs-10-wineries/

Bacalhau com Grao – Codfish & Chick Peas with Herb Vinaigrette

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

Ingredients:

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

Vinaigrette:

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)

Instructions:

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