Cod fish soup

cod fish soup

Winter is coming up and it is time to get out the winter foods. I think we have already established that soup is one of the foods that is big in Portugal and so is fish. Not just any old fish of course, Cod fish, is the Portuguese decadency. So here is a recipe that combines both Cod and soup. Furthermore, it’s a recipe by Cello Santos, so enjoy.

You will need:

100g salted cod fish- desalinated and shredded

Half a medium carrot- grated

Half a medium onion- cut into thin segments

Handful of rice

Half a teaspoon ground black pepper

Two tablespoons olive oil

Pinch of fresh parsley

One spring onion- finely sliced


To desalinate the cod: soak in water overnight, rinse 3-4 times with fresh water (you can taste the fish to test it’s not too salty).

Bring one litre of water to the boil

Add all the ingredients except the parsley and spring onion

Boil rapidly until the rice is cooked

Serve garnished with fresh parsley and spring onion


Sourced from: Bring the Taste of Mozambique & Beyond to Your Table by Cello Santos