Codfish a la Gomes de Sá

Codfish a la Gomes de Sá

A dish invented in Porto

The dish has the name of its inventor and the fame of this delicacy of Porto has already crossed borders.

The codfish recipe of Gomes de Sá was invented by José Luís Gomes de Sá Júnior, (1851-1926), a cod merchant who had a warehouse on Rua do Muro dos Bacalhoeiro in Ribeira, Porto. He sold it to a friend, who was a cook at the Lisbonense Restaurant, on the Travessa dos Congregados. Since then the popularity of this dish has not stopped growing and is part of the menu of several restaurants in the city.

According to the original recipe, the cod should be flaked, previously softened in milk for about an hour and a half to 2 hours. Then it should be cooked with olive oil, garlic and onion and accompanied with black olives, parsley and boiled eggs.

The fame of this dish has reached other countries. In Brazil, it is known as “Bacalhau à Porto”. In 1988,in order to honor the creator of this delicacy, the Consul of Brazil in Porto had a plate placed on the wall of the house where Gomes Sa was born, at Rua do Muro dos Bacalhoeiros.

Where to eat: Abadia Restaurant, Adega São Nicolau, Porto.COMe.

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14 March, 2017 /

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