Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Seafood Recipes

Portuguese Bacalhau com Natas Recipe

Serve this delicious Portuguese bacalhau com natas recipe (cod with cream) topped with grated cheese and with a side of salad.
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Portuguese Bacalhau com Natas Recipe

Preparation time 30 min
Cooking Time1 h
Ready In1 h 30 min
Level of DifficultyEasy


3 large cod fillets2 tablespoons of flour1 and 1/2 liters of milk1 and 1/2 cups of heavy cream2 large onionsOlive oil (to taste)Grated cheese (to taste)Potatoes (to taste)
3 large cod fillets2 tablespoons of flour1 and 1/2 liters of milk1 and 1/2 cups of heavy cream2 large onionsOlive oil (to taste)Grated cheese (to taste)Potatoes (to taste)
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  1. Start by cooking the cod in the milk.
  2. Peel the potatoes, cut them into cubes (not to big nor to small) and fry them.
  3. Once the cod is cooked, remove the cod from the milk, place the milk aside, remove the skin and bones from the cod and shred it using your hands.
  4. In a large pot, put the olive oil and onions cut into slices and cook until the onion is translucent.
  5. Add the shredded cod and stir.
  6. Add the flour, stirring constantly and add the cooking milk (enough to cover the cod) stir some more and remove from the heat.
  7. Add the fried potatoes to this mix, also add half of the cream, some grated cheese (to taste) and mix everything well.
  8. Add the mix to a pirex dish greased with butter, pour the rest of the cream over the top, stir with a fork and sprinkle grated cheese (to taste) on top.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes at 180°C or 350°F.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with a salad.
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Hi Eddy, I have been living in the US for a while (long time follower!) and I was wondering where you purchase the cod from? Is this recipe using salted cod? (If using fresh fillets, what have you done to try to reproduce the salty taste?) Thank you so much!!
2 months ago, Friday, May 10, 2024
Hi Ana, I don't live in the US, but I do know you can get it from a couple of places online like "" and "". If you however want to use fresh cod you can as well.
2 months ago, Saturday, May 11, 2024
Margot Hyland
Margot Hyland
Absolutely as I remember these as a child growing up in South Africa close to a Portugues community. Can you recommend a simplie recipe book with Poertugues recipes please?
1 year ago, Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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