Puerto Rican Bacalao Guisado (Stewed Salted Cod)

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope.

I’m cooking to you with another family recipe. Tonight’s menu is Bacalao Guisado (Sewed Salted Cod). So let’s get started:


*day before prep: rise off the salt from the Cod and place the cod completely submerged in cold water in a bowl. change the water every 2 hours and then change the water right before bed and place the bowl in the fridge over night (for less salty taste prep the fish 2 days before changing the water every 2 hours and storing the cod in water over night in the fridge)

1. 1 pound Salted Cod (can use Salted Pollock if you can not find Salted Cod)
2. 2 Tablespoons Adobo
3. 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
4. 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
5. 2 Tablespoons Tomato Bouillon with chicken flavor
6. 1 teaspoon Cumin
7. 6 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8. 1 medium green bell pepper (cut into bite sized pieces)
9. 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
10. 1 – 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
11. 1/4 cup of hot water
12. 1 teaspoon ground bay leaf (or 3 whole dried bay leaves)
13. 1 packet of sazon
14. 6 to 8 Tablespoons sofrito

1. Boil the cod in plain water for 2 hours
2. Drain the water and flake the fish into pieces (should resemble canned tuna when finished)
3. Heat 2 Tablespoons of the extra virgin olive oil in a pan over medium high heat
4. add to the pan the green bell pepper and onion and saute until caramelized
5. add to the pan sofrito and cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
6. add to the pan the flaked cod and cook for an additional 2 minutes stirring constantly.
7. add the rest of the oil and all the rest of the ingredients minus the water cooking for 5 minutes and then add the water and turn the heat down to medium low, cover and cook for 10 minutes (stirring occasionally)

Serves 4 people … need more? just double the recipe.

* Note: My husband likes to have green pepper and onion in every bite, traditionally the green peppers and onions are julienned thinly, also he likes a drier Bacalao Guisado so we don’t add much water … for more of a saucy stew add 1/2 a can more tomato sauce and 1/4 cup more of water)

Serve over a bed of white rice and garnish with fried plantain chips


Well, that’s it dolls. Hope, if you try this dish you love it as much as my hubby does.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember dolls…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.