Portuguese Cod (Bacalao) in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Atkins Portuguese Cod (Bacalao) in Tomato Sauce
Net Atkins Count TM
Prep Time: 750 Minutes
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 1 1/3 lb Dried and Salted Atlantic Cod
  • 0 1/2 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Red Sweet Pepper
  • 0 1/2 medium Red Onions
  • 0 1/2 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Green Sweet Pepper
  • 2 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) Celery
  • 1 medium whole (2-3/5" dia) Red Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 0 3/4 cup Tomato Sauce (Canned)


  1. Place cod in a large bowl. Cover with water by 2-inches. Soak 1 day, changing water once or twice. Remove cod from water; pat dry and break into chunks.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F.  Dice the onion, peppers, celery and tomatoes.  Mince the garlic.
  3. In a 9x13-inch baking pan, toss onion, peppers, celery, tomato, and garlic with olive oil. Gently mix in cod and tomato sauce.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil; bake 1 1/2 hours until fish is soft and flavors are blended.

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