Written by Larry Aiello
Baccala (cod fish) is a traditional item that is served during Christmas Eve. Especially during the traditional 7-fish dinner (sette pesci).
Here is one of the many ways you can prepare it.
Baccala alla Marina - Cod fish Marinara
2 lbs cod steaks, about 1 inch thick
2 cups of crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons capers
½ medium-sized onion, chopped
¼ cup green olives (pitted and chopped)
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon parsley
½ tablespoon oregano
Use a 1.5 quart casserole, and drizzle with olive oil. Place the cod in casserole and set aside. Saute the onion in olive oil for about 2 minutes.
Then you want to add the tomatoes, olives, capers, parsley, salt, pepper and oregano.
Bring everything to a boil and then pour over the cod.
Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 25-30 minutes or until the fish flakes when pierced with fork and is tender.
Ways to cook this: You can cook on top of a stove or in dutch oven.