Mercadona’s salted fish sold by weight is an ideal product to cook in a nutritious manner.
Salted cod has been present in Western diets for many centuries. Its global expansion is due to its outstanding conservation in salt, which further improves its flavour while maintaining all its properties.
Salted cod is used to prepare a number of traditional recipes, especially during Lent and Holy Week. It may be eaten cold, grilled, fried or in sauce, in stews or baked. Other dishes such as croquettes, buñuelo fritters, creamy soups or rice recipes are also an option.
Cod sold by weight for traditional consumption
Traditionally, cod is purchased by weight, and that is how we bring you it at Mercadona. Its conservation in salt makes it deal to store for long periods of time. In this way, it has survived the test of time in the Mediterranean culture, as well as in inland Europe and numerous other areas. It may be found in different formats, such as sheets, pieces, shredded or cheeks.
Different presentations of salted cod
At Mercadona, you will find different types of salted cod that adapt to a number of dishes and cooking methods. The large sheets with tail are ideal for preparing all kinds of dishes, such as Rioja style Code, Vizcaya style cod or ajo arriero cod, from the north. In turn, the loins are perfect for baking, while the pieces and shredded cod are recommended for traditional dishes such as buñuelo fritters, croquettes or fish balls. Finally, if you would like to add a touch of style to your dishes, we recommend you go for the deliciously tender cocochas, or cheeks.
Salted cod properties
Cod is a white fish that lives in the cold waters of the North Atlantic, the Cantabrian Sea and Scandinavia. It is low in saturated fats, while it has a high content in Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also high in proteins and vitamins of groups B and D.
Its nutritional characteristics and versatility have made it one of the most popular fish since Roman times.
Salted fish is high in salt, and because of this, people suffering from high blood pressure or alterations in fluid retention must consume in moderation, and the desalting process must be exhaustive.
How to desalt cod
If you would like to see the real cod desalting process, please watch this video and you won’t miss a trick:
Download this step-by-step fish desalting process and two simple, tasty recipes so you may cook a delicious ajo arriero cod or cod Rioja style.
Would you like to know more about salted cod? Learn more about the nutritional properties it provides for our diet. We also recommend learning more about Mercadona’s fish on account of the varieties on offer, price and freshness.