Celebrating Our Puerto Rican Heritage With A Bacalao Stew Recipe!

 Hey All!

We’re continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage by sharing one of our favorite family recipes from Puerto Rico. I’m Puerto Rican and Cuban and I have so many delicious family recipes to share with you. These are recipes that were passed on from generation to generation in my family. Thanks to a fun partnership with Kroger/Ralphs to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I can share one of those recipes with you today!

Today we’re showing you how to make Bacalao Guisado aka Codd Fish Stew! It’s super tasty and probably one of the few fish related dishes I actually love. I’m not a big fish eater, but bacalao has been a staple in my household since I was a child. I’ve always loved bacalao! I easily got the ingredients for this recipe at myh local Ralphs grocery store, as Kroger/Ralphs is habing some awesome in-store promotions and coupons you can download to your Kroger or Ralphs App to use during Hispanic Heritage Month. The coupons and promos feature some of our favorite brands that you can use to make this recipe or lots of other amazing Hispanic recipes that you’d like to try!

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Here is how to make this flavorful recipe:

  • 1 Pound of Codd Fish aka Bacalao rinsed and desalinated over night ( Soak your bacalao in water for 24 hours to lessen the salt flavor of the fish.)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup of Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 Cup of Sliced Red Onion
  • 1 Cup of Tomato Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon of Parsley
  • 1 Packet of Sazon
  • 1 Teaspoon of both Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ Cup of Olives with Pimentos
  • 2 ½ Cups of Water

First you soak your codd fish aka bacalao for 24 hours to take out some of the salt flavor. You then make sure all of the bones are removed from the fish.

You then slice up your red peppers and onions. You don’t need to cut the slices too small for this recipe.

Once your onion and pepper is sliced up, you place both in a pot on the stove top on medium heat.

You then add your Water, Olive Oil, Tomato Paste, Oregano, Parsley, Sazon, Salt and Pepper, and Olives with Pimentos to the pot. You let the ingredients simmer for 5 minutes to create a broth and to allow the vegetables to soften.

You then cut your bacalao into 3 pieces and place it into the pot.

Let the stew boil for 20-25 minutes until fish is completely cooked. The fish will just break apart into the stew on it’s own as it cooks.

Once it’s done, place it in a bowl and enjoy!

You can eat it alone as is or you can pair it with some white rice or rice and beans. I prefer mine with white rice! I hope you enjoy our family recipe for Bacalao Guisado as much as I do!

Check out the Kroger/Ralphs website HERE for some awesome coupons and promos! You can also find more amazing Hispanic themed recipes for Hispanic Heritage Month. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating our amazing culture and recipes!

Thanks for supporting the amazing brands like Kroger/Ralphs who keep this Brite & Bubbly party going!

Stay tuned for our Peru themed recipes coming up soon!