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Baked Bacala

This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Linda. Linda had this to say:

"This is a recipe passed down from my Sicilian Mom".


2 lbs. bacala
1 rib of celery
1 Tomato
1 large onion
1/4 lb Calamati Olives (or any imported olives to your taste) Don't used canned olives.
Olive oil
Pepper to taste

  • Soak Bacala in water in your refrigerator for 2 days. Changing water
    every couple of hours.
  • Lightly spread some olive oil on shallow baking pan.
  • Pat dry Bacala and put in pan.
  • Cut up celery, onion and tomato into small bitesize pieces.
  • Put on top of Bacala.
  • Sprinkle olive oil, oregano and pepper on the Bacala.
  • Add olives.
  • Bake at 375º on middle rack until fish is done. (It will be moist and flaky).

This dish is also good cold. Any leftovers, sprinkle a bit of lemon juice on it and enjoy.

Serves 4