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."