spaghetti with salt cod and tomato sauce

spaghetti with salt cod and tomato sauce

Pasta à la Romana has been a Friday ritual at home ever since our friend Kristen taught us how to make it a few years ago. We enjoy it so much that we’ve even posted the recipe twice on the WC for your pleasure.

spaghetti with salt cod and tomato sauce

Ingredients

  • spaghetti with salt cod and tomato sauce
  • look at these stunning pieces of salt cod fresh from their long soak
  • Previously I’d seen a recipe for salt cod somewhat like I’m showing here today. That one didn’t require the desalinated fish be pre-cooked (via boiling), which is a real time-saver. Though since you omit the boiling step, you’ve got to really soak the fish extensively to get enough salt out.
  • spaghetti with salt cod and tomato sauce
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • ~1 lb thick piece salt cod (soak for 2 days, changing water multiple times, keep refrigerated), drained and cut into 2-3 inch wide pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ cup Italian parsley, chopped fine
  • 20 pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 dry chili de arbol, broken
  • 1 red scallion, chopped fine
  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add olive oil to a large skillet followed by the garlic. Cook on low heat until aromatic. Add cod fish pieces and sauté, turning occasionally so all sides brown. Add chili, bay leaf, parsley and scallion, cover and let herbs wilt and cook. Now remove the lid, add tomato and oregano, some salt and pepper, bring temperature to high then when boiling reduce again to medium and cook to reduce and thicken the sauce. Reduce temperature to low.
  • Boil spaghetti for about ¾ of the cooking time suggested on the package, mine was 10 so I cooked it for about 7 minutes. Drain.
Read the whole recipe on Bunkycooks