Cod Soup (bakalar or Stock Fish)

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Total Time
4hrs 33mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs 18 mins

Mom makes this for Lenten Fridays Easter and cold days. Really excellent fortifying soup. Before you START SOUP: Wash, then soak Cod in cold water 3 days and 2 nights, changing the water several times. Wash again before cooking. Add cold water to large kettle;put fish in. Cook about 3 hours. Clean skin off and shred from bone. Now it is ready. Get "Ingredients" out and proceed with "Directions."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions in hot oil until golden brown.
  2. Then add garlic, paprika, red pepper.
  3. To this, add the prepared cod fish which you prepared above in "Description.".
  4. Stir ingredients well for about 5 minutes, making sure it does not stick to pan.
  5. Then add the broth the cod fish was cooked inches.
  6. Add water if needed.
  7. Cook until tender, about 1 1/2 hours.