How to make it

  • Prep the bacalao by soaking for up to 4 hours in cold water. (You can do this the day before)
  • Quickly boil the bacalao for 15 minutes.
  • While bacalao is boiling, prep the tubers by peeling and cutting into medium-sized chunks.
  • Pull out the bacalao and shred once cooled but DO NOT discard water.
  • Throw tubers into the bacalao salted water and boil until done. (Batata and regular potatoes will be done sooner, so fish them out if need be or cut them into bigger chunks in the first place)
  • In a sauce pan, saute onions in plenty of olive oil. Once softened add garlic, olives, capers, and the shredded bacalao.
  • Plate by putting the tubers on a plate and smothering with the bacalao mixture. If too dry, drizzle a little more olive oil.
  • A nice ripe avocado is a great accompaniment.

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  • rayray555 8 years ago
    My late grandmother made it too.
    I'd give my right arm to be back at her house enjoying her company and cooking.
    I'm not a cook, but I'm gonna give it a try tomorrow.
    Hope it turns out good!
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  • bianca77 11 years ago
    This is the closest to my late grandmothers recipe..thanks...making it now
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  • she1ion 13 years ago
    I ate this for dinner today. Brings back memories of my abuela,,,, very good
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  • carmenperez 15 years ago
    Hi There
    lovely rec
    living in Puerto Rico
    i have a bread fruit tree
    in my back yard and i make a similar dish
    for my hunny
    very popular dish as many people have these tropical trees around here its absolutely delish!!!
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  • mistymich 15 years ago
    Dang dude my granmother was Puerto Rican In the Bronx..Bacalao...ya killin me...mofongo ...plantanos w/guava jelly and white milk cheese in the middle like the columbians do it... PERNIL.ahhhh!!NOW Im hungry and livin in Tenn...where I cant get none a this...HOPE yer on my FRIENDS LIST...LOL!!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefboriqua ate it and said...
    bring back memories
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    " It was excellent "
    razorfamilyfarms ate it and said...
    Awesome! Thank your grandma for me!

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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    It is so delicious that it goes right into my recipe collections! Excellent!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    That sounds yummy yummy yummy and easy, too! I am definitely going to make this. Thanks.
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