Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Salt Fish Fricassee

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  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup olive oil, plus 1/2 cup

2 large onions, sliced

2 cloves garlic, sliced

4 sprigs fresh thyme

1 pound salted cod fish, soaked in cold water overnight, changing water about 3 times

2 large tomatoes, chopped

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Sliced scallion, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet over high heat put 1/2 cup olive oil, add the onions garlic, and thyme. Allow the onions to cook for 6 minutes. 
  2. Cut the salt fish into 1-inch pieces, and add them to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes, add the tomatoes, and the rest of the oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and let simmer for 15 minutes more. Garnish with sliced scallions.

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