Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
3.25 from 8 votes

Italian Baccala

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.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baccala recipe, Italian Baccala
Servings: 4
Calories: 319kcal
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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add fish and parsley. Toss and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add pepper and lemon juice and toss to combine.
  • Serve, garnished with more parsley, with crusty Italian bread or roasted potatoes.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 5987mg | Potassium: 1419mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2.6mg