The way I look at it, those like me who are here for the long haul, the blog has to fit me like my flannel jammies & truth be told, life happens.
So upon my return, why bring you this dish?
Well for one, it's delicious.
And with all these lovely vegetables hitting the market stands now, if you love ratatouille and you love salted cod, there is no dish that brings the two together quite like this version from Catalan.
I hate stereotyping this dish into ‘ratatouille with fish’ but quite honestly, it’s got all the same veggies; zucchini, squash, onions, peppers and baby eggplant but just not with as much tomatoes.
The pan fried bacalao here changes everything! Several times, I reached out for the can of smoked dulce paprika on my shelf and had to stop myself.
So glad I let the dish go all the way through. Once the fish gets added into the stewed veggies, it goes from 'meh' to yumm.
Seriously, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Bottom line, I love this dish. Its great on flavor and so easy on my pocket book. A pound of bacalao all boned and skinned in the little wood box runs me $9.99 and feeds 6 or with teenage boys, four! Big servings for four mind you.
With all the summer bounty from local farms, this ones going on my monthly rotation. What about yours?