Bacalhau com Grão

Recipe of Bacalhau com Grão (Codfish Salad with Chickpeas) by Gosto Lagos


  • Fresh codfish or re-hydrated bacalhau (dry codfish) – 250g
  • Cherry tomatoes – 200g
  • Large red onion – 1
  • Garlic – 5-6 gloves
  • Cooked chickpeas – 1 cup
  • Cilantro (fresh coriander) – 1/4 cup
  • Lemon – 1/2 or 1 to taste
  • Cumin – 1 tablespoon
  • Sweet paprika powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil – 1/8 cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Stir-fry onion and garlic in a large oiled pan until pale gold, 4-5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon cumin and 1 tablespoon sweet paprika powder to the pan.
  • Put the codfish in a medium pan filled with 2 cups of water, add olive oil and cilantro stems, and cook for about 8-10 minutes on medium heat. Remove bones and skin of the codfish.
  • Wash cooked chickpeas under cold water. Cut cherry tomatoes in 4 parts. Mix the chickpeas and tomatoes with shredded codfish in a large bowl. Add the fried onion and garlic mix, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with cilantro leaves.

Enjoy the salad!