Salted Cod with Coconut Curry
Salted Cod with Coconut Curry is a great tasting dish. This is the first time that I have cooked with salted cod so I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of taste, texture, and basically just how well it would cook. I am happy to say that Cristol Brand Salted Codfish was super easy to cook with, was not overly salty, and it had a great texture and taste. Since this recipe used salted cod, I wanted to add something to provide a balance to the salt. Deciding on coconut and curry to act as a balance was a great idea, it added a level of creaminess to this dish that was really unexpected.
If you have never cooked with salted fish before, like I hadn't, then you will want to be sure to ready the instructions on the back of the package. One important thing to note for those of us that are new to cooking with salted cod is to allow your fish to soak in fresh water for several hours, or even overnight if possible. This will help remove the surface salts and mellow out the flavor of the fish.
If you're in the Phoenix, AZ area, you can find CFE's Cristobal Brand Salted Codfish Fillets at Los Altos Ranch Markets. Outside of Arizona, you can find CFE International products at these local groceries: Cardenas, H-Mart, Jetro, North Gate Markets, Safeway
Online you can connect with CFE through their social media links below.
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2 cups Cristobal Salted Codfish (cubed bite size)
2 and 1/2 tablespoons red curry
13 ounces coconut milk
1 cup vegetable stock
1 cup green beans
3 sweet chilies
1 cup basil
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
3 green onions
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