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Bacalao: What does it taste like? Do you like it?

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Bacalao: What does it taste like? Do you like it?

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MazDee | | Jan 13, 2010 07:12 PM

Growing up, my mom occasionally made finnan haddie in a cream sauce with hard boiled eggs, served over boiled potatoes. It was such delicious comfort food! Here in México, there is no possibility of finding that, but dried cod is everywhere. I used to see it in Italian delis in San Francisco as well, but I've never tasted it. If I soaked it in water and then milk, could I make something like the finnan haddie I remember? Or is it fishy tasting? I think finnan haddie is smoked. I could add some of our excellent smoked tuna to the dish for that flavor. I think the smoked tuna or marlin on its own would be too rich. Just a crazy idea. Don't want to waste time and $ cooking it if it isn't palatable! Thanks for your advice.

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