Bacala and Pasta Alla Vannucci!
An Easter favourite in Italian and Portuguese homes.
In fact it is used more to describe people, rather than define a great tasting food! I’ll tell you what I mean;
In “Canadian/American” Italian slang – calling someone a “bacala” is a sort of term of endearment or just a much politer way of calling someone – extremely foolish, silly, aloof, sluggish or lazy!
Wikipedia defines Bacala, (or as Wikipedia says “Baccalà), as Italian for salt cod. Most baccalà dishes require that the fish be soaked numerous times to remove excess saltiness. It is the same word as Portuguese bacalhau, and Spanish bacalao, which are used in similar dishes.” Bacala is enjoyed typically on Good Friday and Christmas Eve in many Italian, Spanish and Portuguese homes in North American. I can be baked, fried, served hot or cold, covered in just good EVVO or in a sauce. It is an awesome fish!!
Bacala can be bone in or bone out. Bacala can also be very salty or even extra salty!
Once again – Sorry for the 6 parter, but the video blogging is just new to me and the kids and as you can tell – I write like I talk -long!!!!
Ciao for now @kootenayborn