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    Portuguese Cod Fish Cakes

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    1 hr 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

    Chef Gorete's Note:

    A basic Portuguese fish dish.

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    • 2 lbs dry salt cod fish, cooked & shredded
    • 6 large potatoes, cooked and mashed
    • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
    • 1/4 cup green onion, minced
    • 2 tablespoons red pimento paste (to taste)
    • 2 tablespoons piri-piri (or hot sauce of your choice)
    • 8 large eggs, beaten
    • oil, for frying


    1. 1
      Cover cod with cold water and soak for 24 hours, changing water two or three times. Drain off water. In a saucepan, cover cod with cold water; bring just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, and when cool enough to handle, remove any skin and bones, then coarsely shred.
    2. 2
      In a saucepan, boil the potatoes in salted water just until tender. Drain and mash.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients until well mixed.
    4. 4
      Heat frying pan and add a bit of oil. Form a small patty and cook on medium heat. When bottom has colour, flip and finish cooking.
    5. 5
      Taste the cake, and adjust the salt and pepper if needed. Continue making the cakes, stirring the mixture often, adding oil as needed. Drain the cakes on paper towels.
    6. 6
      Cakes can be served hot or at room temperature. Delicious served with potato slices that are boiled with garlic cloves, salt and pepper flakes.
    7. 7
      Note: The pimento paste is available in the international section of the store.

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    Nutritional Facts for Portuguese Cod Fish Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (445 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 820.9
    Calories from Fat 92
    Total Fat 10.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 478.2 mg
    Sodium 10762.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 65.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 111.1 g

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    pimento paste


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