I bought a lot of fresh fish the other day, some of it I put in the freezer but the cod I wanted to cook right a way.
When we lived in Madrid there was an old bar that was serving deep fried salted cod and it was very good. We washed it down with glasses of red wine, and I say glasses in plural, since the glasses were tiny, but that was the fun thing. They served you more wine when they saw an empty glass on the house.
It was an old place with old interior, nothing fancy but the atmosphere was great. It was mostly older local people that came there.
In Spain in many places people throw the napkins on the floor…very Spanish…
I recommend you serve Crianza in small cheep glasses with this dish…
Deep fried cod
For the batter:
- Smokey & Sweet paprika spice
About one cup of flour and one of beer, (so it looks like a pancake batter). A teaspoon of salt, pepper and paprika. Mix well.
- Oil for frying
Salt and pepper the cod. Cover the cod in batter. Deep fry
It is also awesome to use salted cod if you can get your hands on that.
A minute before serving the cod my husband threw it out that it might be good to have a little sauce with it, maybe a Remoulade . Since we don´t have anything like that in our fridge I made a sauce.
A cold Almost Remoulade
- 3-4 Pickles
- 1/2White onion
- 3-5 tbsp Sour cream
- 3-5 tbsp Homemade mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Good Dijon like mustard
- 1 tbsp Maple syrup
Put everything in a blender and mix well. Serve cold