Recipe courtesy of Raouf Boutros

Baccala in Red Sauce

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  • Total: 3 days 50 min
  • Prep: 3 days
  • Cook: 50 min
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4 pounds salt cod cut into 3-inch pieces

2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 bunch celery, cut into 3-inch pieces

2 cups Gaeta olives

2 cups white wine

4 (28-ounce) cans San Marzano tomatoes

10 cups chicken broth

8 to 10 potatoes, diced

Parsley leaves, chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Soak cod in water for 2 to 3 days, refrigerated, changing water every day. In large casserole, heat oil and add onion and celery. Saute until golden brown. Add olives. Add white wine. Reduce by half. Stir in tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Lower to simmer. Add potatoes and cod and cook until cod breaks off with a fork and the potatoes are tender. Taste, add parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
  2. Salt may not be necessary.