In many recipes, salt cod needs to be soaked overnight. The method I provide in this recipe shortens that process. By tearing the salt cod into smaller pieces and changing the water multiple times, you can cut that soaking time down to 2 hours! Most of the time this dish does not need to be seasoned with salt because the salt cod, even though it is rinsed, provides enough seasoning. Make sure to taste the bacalao after it finishes simmering for 20 minutes before adding any additional salt.