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Salted Cod with Chickpeas 1

Meia desfeita de bacalhau is a traditional Lisbon dish. Its origins are unclear, unlike the consumption of Portugal’s most iconic fish. Fished in Denmark since the 14th century, it became the Portuguese national dish in the 20th century. Here flakes of cod are mixed with boiled chickpeas and balanced with onion, flat-leaf parsley and chopped garlic, which is then sprinkled with paprika and drizzled with a mixture of olive oil, vinegar and pepper. Delicious, nutritious and ancient, this recipe has been exalted by the greatest figures in Portuguese literature and promises to thrill you when you visit Lisbon.