Bacalhau is dried and salted cod fish which is one of the main indredients of Portuguese cuisine, common in Portugal, and also in former Portuguese colonies like Cape Verde, Angola, Macau, Brazil, and Goa.

There are said to be over 1000 recipes in Portugal alone and it can be considered the iconic ingredient of Portuguese cuisine (but curiously the only fish that is not consumed fresh in this fish-loving nation). It is often cooked on social occasions and is the Portuguese traditional Christmas Eve dinner in some parts of Portugal.



Is a famous Portuguese seafood recipe, with light hearbs and of course the inevitable portuguese olive oil, and is prepared in a specially designed Portuguese wok called Cataplana, hence the name of the dish itself. This irresistable dish is served in a shallow bowl and best savoured with freshly baked bread.