Today was a busy day, but fun. Within a few hours I went in my little house in the mountains, at about 100km of curves from where I live. Once there I took two baskets of apples and pears from my neighbors trees (we’ll soon have a nice trick), I downloaded my old TV about 25Kg (I did not want to throw it away), I had lunch in a small restaurant who greets me everytime as if I were the police inspector Montalbano to the ” San Calogero”, … and finally, I took off the coming back road.During some” Free WIFI” flashes I read a message on FB by my friend Fede: “How do you cook cod with leeks? “. Well, in short, is one of my favorite dishes, this recipe could not fail … so here it is.
|Tuscan Salt Cod and Leeks|
Salt Cod with Leeks
Main course of fish
Preparation time : 20 minutes Cooking time : 25 minutes
Total Time : 45 minutes
What you need:
1kg soaked salt cod
600 gr leeks
oil (Extra Virgin Olive- EVO)
2 gloves garlic
1 celery stalk
500 gr tomato sauce (I use mine, or Mutti)
How to do it:
Make the italian “soffritto”: pour the chopped onion, celery, carrot, garlic, parsley and basil in the cold oil, put on the fire and wait until they become soft. You’ll need about 5 minutes.
After this time, add the leeks, cleaned and cut into rounds and let them soften too.
Cut the cod into small pieces (as big as the palm of a hand, as Artusi says), dry them well, flour them well and add them to the leeks.
Whenever the cooking juices run out, add 1/ 2 cup water diluted with tomato sauce.
It should cook for about 25 minutes uncovered over medium heat. Usually there’s no need of salt, but a good sprinkling of pepper at the end of cooking, it is really good.
Try also the Sweet Sour Cod