Madeira Cold Cod Fish Salad

We’re in the kitchen with Chef Tony Abreu making Madeira Cold Cod Fish Salad, ahead of the 2014 Portuguese Feast.


  • 1lb Salted Cod Fish
  • 1 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup good Portuguese olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Red pepper flacks to taste


  1. Soak salted cod in water for 24 hours, change water twice in process.
  2. Boil codfish in clean water until tender, and let cool.
  3. Chop vegetables set aside.
  4. In bowl mix cooled codfish with vegetables, add in vinegar, oil and water, and pepper flakes.
  5. Let sit for at least an hour in fridge, the longer it sits the better.
  6. Serve on fresh Portuguese bread

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