- salt fish
About salt cod
Salt cod is produced in Canada, Iceland, and Norway, and has been for over 500 years. It forms a traditional ingredient of the cuisine of many countries around the Atlantic. Traditionally it was dried outdoors by the wind and sun, but today it is usually dried indoors with the aid of electric heaters.
Popular in the Mediterranean region, particularly in Portugal, Spain, and France, refers to codfish that has been preserved by salting and drying. It must be reconstituted and soaked to remove some if its saltiness before using in recipes.