4.67 from 9 votes
Italian Baccala
Prep Time
4 hrs
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins

Italian Baccala is a classic and in this guest post you'll learn her family secrets to prepare this dish in your own home for the holidays.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 319 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 12 oz . dried salted cod boned
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 1/3 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  1. Soak fish in water for 2-4 hours. Drain and put fresh water to cover. Boil until fish is tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Once it is cool enough to handle, flake by hand.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes, until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes and wine and cook on medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes, until alcohol has been cooked out.
  3. Add fish and parsley. Toss and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add pepper and lemon juice and toss to combine.
  5. Serve, garnished with more parsley, with crusty Italian bread or roasted potatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Baccala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 5987mg 249%
Potassium 1419mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 54g 108%
Vitamin A 18.5%
Vitamin C 19.4%
Calcium 15.2%
Iron 14.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.