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Sburrita Recipe from Elba

Ingredients Serve 4
  • 800g salted cod
  • cubed tomatoes
  • 6-7 cloves garlic
  • half a tbs of chilli flakes
  • a small bunch of nepitella or calamint
  • 2 glasses of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • tuscan bread (roasted)
Preparation Prepare the cod in pieces of the right size. In a pan with a liter of cold water place  6 or 7 cloves of garlic after having slightly crushed them, the calamint, the diced tomatoes and the chilli flakes. When the water begins to boil add two glasses of evoo. Let it boil with 45 minutes and then add the cod pieces. Be careful with the salt as you should taste the water and check because cod tends to stay salty. At this point leave it on the stove for another 15 minutes. The result will be a soupy-fishy delight. Last but not least, serve over a couple of slices of toasted saltless tuscan bread. This recipe was made traditionally from the island's miners and is still found in Elba's restaurants. Other Baccalà Recipes or Elba Island Dishes