Salt Cod with Tomatoes and Capers (Baccalà alla Vesuviana) Recipe

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Salt Cod with Tomatoes and Capers (Baccalà alla Vesuviana)
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  1. In large bowl, combine cod with water to cover by 2 inches. Cover and refrigerate, changing water 3 times a day, 1 to 3 days (see cooks' note, below). Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In small bowl, combine capers with water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and refrigerate 1 day, changing water 3 times.
  3. Drain and rinse capers, then squeeze dry. Drain cod and pat dry, then cut into 4- by 2-inch pieces.
  4. In heavy 6- to 8-quart pot over moderate heat, heat 3 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add onion and sauté until softened and golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, capers, tomatoes and juice, and salt. Using wooden spoon, gently crush tomatoes. Bring to simmer, then carefully add cod. Add parsley and 1/4 cup mint and gently spoon some of sauce over cod. Simmer, uncovered, until cod is tender and heated through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Using slotted spatula, transfer cod to serving platter. Remove pot from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Spoon sauce over fish, then sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon mint and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  6. Chef's note: Brands of cod differ in their degree of saltiness: A less salty one may need only 1 day of soaking, while another could require up to 3. To test it, simply taste a small piece after 1 day; you want it to be pleasantly salty but not overwhelming.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 183.56 Kcal (769 kJ)
Calories from fat 156.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.35g 27%
Cholesterol 0.51mg 0%
Sodium 568.22mg 24%
Potassium 101.88mg 2%
Total Carbs 4.1g 1%
Sugars 0.99g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.55g 6%
Protein 0.47g 1%
Vitamin C 10.8mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 59.3mg 330%
Calcium 28.3mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 302.24 Kcal (1265 kJ)
Calories from fat 257.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.57g 27%
Cholesterol 0.84mg 0%
Sodium 935.63mg 24%
Potassium 167.76mg 2%
Total Carbs 6.76g 1%
Sugars 1.64g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.54g 6%
Protein 0.77g 1%
Vitamin C 17.8mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 16%
Iron 97.7mg 330%
Calcium 46.5mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.8
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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