Fresh Cod Acadian Village Style
How to take some of the salt out of salted cod fish and cook it.
- Soak the cod in water overnight. Next morning pour the water out and rinse the fish.
- Put pieces of cod in a pot and cover with cold water, bring to a boil and pour the water out again. Repeat this procedure until salted to taste.
The cod can be cooked alone or with potatoes (as our ancestors did) underneath the fish. Add water and cook in the same manner as cooking ordinary potatoes. When the potatoes are cooked, pour water out and serve (you can also melt the fat from salt pork to be eaten with it).
Source: Chiasson, Anne-Marie, "Acadian cuisine". Paquetville, NB. 1981