Salt Cod Brandade (Dairy-free)

Salt Cod Brandade (Dairy-free)

I’m writing from Baltimore, MD this week, where I’m stationed for an 8-day work trip. Usually I’m only gone a few days at a time, but this is one of our bigger events, so it’s a long haul. So long, in fact, that I actually unpacked most of my clothes into hotel storage (which I never do),  and am getting to know the city. Baltimore is a really interesting place, home to a really cool ball park, a good friend of mine, some really diverse neighborhoods, and some amazing restaurants. The food scene here is unexpectedly awesome, and I’ve had the true pleasure of enjoying some pretty great meals since arriving. While I’m not sure my pants can stand many more of these indulgent meals, I’m going to carry home some pretty delicious memories, and some epic food photos!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salt cod (I used Cristobal brand)
  • 1/2 pound yukon gold potatoes
  • 5 whole cloves garlic, plus 2 minced cloves garlic, divided
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cashew cream (or half and half if you prefer dairy)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Chopped chives, for garnish
  • Crackers or toast points, for serving
Read the whole recipe on Sweetly Serendipity