Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of bacalhau.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A codfish.
  • n. A Cuban name of the green grouper, especially the scamp, Mycteroperca falcata.

Etymologies

From Spanish bacalao (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A lighter style of summer food such as bacalao (salt cured cod fish fillets), shrimp salad, and oyster or scallop bisque are ideal.

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  • On weekends the cafe is crowded with families, many of whom come for the specials, such as bacalao guisado (codfish stew), mondongo (tripe soup), and, for those craving the flavors of the old country,

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  • Pastor has now put his own name above the door, while continuing to serve his trademark market-led cooking using lots of familiar, seasonal ingredients jazzed up with discreet fusion, such as the filet de bacalao on ginger-scented Santa Pau beans, and steak tartare pictured.

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  • Another dish appears to be a glazed tomato but is in fact solidified tomato juice, enveloping a brandada de bacalao of cod.

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  • I started with the tortilla de bacalao, a thin crusty omelet holding inside the cod fish.

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  • The bacalao, or dried, reconstituted codfish traditionally served as a first course, is also European in origin and can be either exquisitely well prepared or terribly salty, depending upon the cook.

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  • Though one dish was decidedly contemporary—carbón de bacalao, or salt cod cooked in squid ink tempura—the typical offerings here were glazed, free-range chicken with wild mushrooms and garlic puree, and stewed pork in a dumpling wrap.

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  • There aren't any globally famous Portuguese chefs as there are in, say, Spain (i.e., Ferran Adri à ) and the country's chief culinary attraction, salted cod (bacalao), isn't exactly a dish to please a crowd.

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  • A more exotic feast might include bacalao a la vizcaína (Biscayan cod) and revoltijo de romeritos (wild greens in mole sauce).

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  • Traditional Mexican Christmas Eve dinners often have bacalao* and romeritos**.

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