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Praça da República

Praça da República, 7350-422 Elvas, Portugal
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The Golden Codfish Elvas  Portugal

The Golden Codfish

This is one of the many ways of preparing a codfish dish. Bacalhau Dourado (Golden Codfish) is a typical dish in Elvas, Alentejo; very similar to Bacalhau à Braz. It seems that the recipe comes from a woman from Alentejo, after she started to work as a cook in Elvas Lodging in the year of 1956. The Bacalhau Dourado became famous throughout the country and also in neighboring Spain.

This lodging lived years of splendor, being frequented by the most renowned personalities such as heads of state and royal houses of Spain and Italy that came to taste the famed Bacalhau Dourado.

It’s very simple and quick to make, you only need codfish, potatoes, eggs, olive oil, salt and pepper. To accompany, a salad, alentejano bread, olives and a glass of white wine.

You can try it in Grémio Restaurant, Praça da República, Elvas, Alentejo.