Rehydrating and Desalting

Before consumption, salted fish products must be desalted. The length of the desalting process depends on the thickness of the fish and on how long it has been cured. It may take as long as 3 days for the thickest pieces. For the boneless skinless pieces or product typically only 1 day of desalting is necessary.

To achieve the best result we have provided these simple guidelines for the desalting process.

1. Take the precut portion of codfish and rinse excessive salt under the tap.

2. Place the fish in a large bowl of water covering the fish. The bowl of fish should be kept in cool conditions, during the whole process.

3. Change the water once a day.

4. Some of the thinner cuts of the fish are ready to be cooked 

after 2 days. For the thickest cuts we recommend 3 days. After this process either cook or you may freeze for future use / ready to cook. 

Before ending the desalting process you may break off a small piece and chew to get a sense of the salt level and decide to continue the process until the fish is to your salt preference.

EMERGENCY DESALT- If you find the fish is still too salty right before you are about to cook or serve it, you can do another par boil in milk which may accelerate the removal of the salt at the last minute and also tenderize it a bit (if you desire that).

Common Question about the appearance of the fish before this process –

Is dark or yellowish color bacalhau mean good, bad, old?

Most people do prefer the appearance of salted cod with a
lighter / whiter coloration. But for that to occur it means that
the codfish gets a lesser cure. Proper curing involves a heavy
salting process, plus good drying process. These two steps
give the fish a light yellow coloration and a unique flavor.

The images below show a loin that is not as light in color or attractive as some may want. However, you can see the progression as we soaked it – the color was restored to its natural state, the blemish disappeared and an elegant meal was made.

1 LBS - Dry Salted Cod BomPorto (Norway) (Bacalhau) - Collars (On Sale)

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Contains some skin and bones.

This cut is one of the most flavorful.

Storage: While still salted, keep in the refrigerator for use within a few months for product you plan to use longer than that store in the freezer.


Desalting Guide Below

Before consumption, salted fish products must be desalted. The length of the desalting process depends on the thickness of the fish and on how long it has been cured, but is as much as 3 days for the thickest pieces. For the boneless skinless pieces or product typically only 1 day of desalting is necessary.

To achieve the best result we have provided these simple guidelines for the desalting process.

1. Take the precut portion of codfish and rinse excessive salt under the tap.

2. Place the fish in a large bowl of water. A general rule is three times as much water as fish. The bowl of fish should be kept in cool conditions, around 43 - 47 degrees Fahrenheit during the whole process.

3. Change the water once a day.

4. Some of the thinner cuts of the fish are ready to be cooked after 2 days . For the thickest cuts we recommend 3 days. After this process either cook or you may freeze for future use / ready to cook.


Desalting Instructions per the packaging

In refrigerator, soak (1 lb) of the salted fish in 6 cups of fresh water. Change the water 3 times during the day. Then parboil the fish in 6 cups of fresh water for 7-10 minutes. Then drain the water.

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