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Bacalao... bacalhau... salt cod.... HELP!!!


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Bacalao... bacalhau... salt cod.... HELP!!!

sdivinorum | Apr 10, 2011 01:47 PM

Hey there fellow chowhounds...

I am in desperate need of some help. After spending a few weeks in Rio de Janeiro and having tasted the most delicious "Bolinhos de Bacalhau" or "salt cod fritters" I have been trying to find good, quality salt-cod here in the Chicago area.

Salt cod/Bacalhau/Bacalao is extremely popular in Brasil, Portugal, Spain and most of Latin America. Apparently, the best quality are cut from thicker cod loins (rather than the thin flattened fish mostly seen here and there). Now... from what I understand... the best I have heard comes from the Scandinavian region... namely Norway.

So.... the question is... can anyone point me in the right direction as to anywhere where I may find some? Or whether anyone knows of a good Scandinavian market in the area which may possibly carry it? Thanks a million in advance for any insight!!


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