Cod Brandade


As some of you may know, my grandma is an excellent cook, and a lot of my recipes either come straight from her kitchen, or are inspired by her. A recipe from my grandma that my family loves is either Baked Artichokes with Cod Brandade, or Stuffed Peppers with Cod Brandade.  Brandade is essentially an emulsion of cod and olive oil. There are several ways to make it. I was planning on making the artichoke recipe but I couldn’t find good artichokes (not in season…), so I decided to just make the Cod Brandade by itself as a tapa, something that is very popular in Spain.

This tapa can be eaten cold or out of the oven broiled, and with or without cheese. You can prepare it differently and all of them are delicious. It’s not too fishy, but has a nice, mild and creamy flavor. Lets get into this quick and traditional recipe!


  • .5 lbs cod fillet
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 whipping cream (you can use half and half or whole milk)
  • salt and pepper

Slice the cod and add it to a boiling pot for about 4 minutes. Remove and add the cod to a food processor. Add a little bit of milk and a little bit of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth and all of the liquid is absorbed.

At this point you can already serve the Cod Brandade as a dip or you can store it in the fridge for later use.

I chose to broil it today. Broil it at 500 F for 3 to 5 minutes until the top is golden brow, if you want, add a little bit of cheese on top. Either way, it’s delicious!


Bon profit!

Cod Brandade

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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Bon profit!

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