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Gomes de Sa salted codfish

Gomes de Sà salted codfish

Gomes de Sà salted codfish is one of the many Portuguese recipes for cooking this tasty fish. They are masters at cooking it and teach us simple recipes like this one. I saw this recipe on Leite’s Culinaria, and I added potatoes based on the original recipe.

Ingredients (for 4):

  • 800 g of desalted and cooked codfish
  • 1 large golden onion
  • 2 lb of potatoes
  • 2 clove of garlic
  • about 1 cup of Kalamata olives
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • parsley



  1. Cook the cod in a pan with water until soft. Drain it.
  2. Slice the onion finely.
  3. Chop the garlic.
  4. Put extra virgin olive oil on a pan and add the onions. After a while, put the lid on. Let them dry, always stirring. When they are golden, add the garlic. As soon as it turns off the gas.
  5. Pit olives.
  6. Turn on the oven to 180 ° C.
  7. Slice the potatoes with the mandolin.
  8. Grease an ovenproof dish with extra virgin olive oil and arrange the potatoes overlapping them slightly, covering the entire bottom of the dish.
  9. Spread some onions and olives on top.
  10. Add part of the cod you have roughly cut into small pieces.
  11. Add part of the hard-boiled eggs and cover with another layer of potatoes.
  12. Add pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  13. Taste the cod, if a little salty add salt over the potatoes, otherwise not.
  14. Repeat the layers finishing with the potatoes.
  15. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place in a hot oven for about 1 hour, until the potatoes are soft.
  16. Remove the aluminum and cook again until the potatoes are golden and lightly browned.
  17. Remove from the oven, add the remaining eggs, some olives, and parsley.
  18. Buon appetito!

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