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Dried, salted, codfish??? #6364202
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When I was a kid my folks would get a pretty good sized box of dried salted codfish that made darn good SOS gravy. Anybody know where a guy can still find it?


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364205
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Call some Scandinavian food stores in Seattle (Ballard) they should be able to send some to you; especially at this time of year with Christmas just around the corner.


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364216
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Here, try this place; https://www.scanspecialties.com/ I know they have it and they will mail it to you, don't know the price though. You might want to call around some other places too, try some stores in Poulsbo WA, probably find it there too.


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364221
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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364295
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I'll try that...see if it's as good as it was 50 yrs ago.


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364364
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Originally Posted By: Gary Benson
I'll try that...see if it's as good as it was 50 yrs ago.

Some of it may actually be from 50 yrs ago. It doesn't have a maximum shelf life, ya knowa.

Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364376
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Hey I've had 62 good years!!!


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364391
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I was never much of a cod fish eater. I never tried the salted cod.


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364502
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SOS was a favorite of mine when I was a kid. I remember the salt cod being a cheaper option than now days, sorta po folk food. I haven't bought any in years now. Used to get these small wooden boxes of it. The box had dovetail corners.


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Yep! It's at least $10/lb now days.


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364676
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So with dried fish? We made it with dried beef. You put it on toast or are talking two different things?

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Yes, on toast or bread. Same as SOS. I loved it as a kid. But then I ate what there was, not what I wanted!


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364721
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I can't find a recipe using fish on the internet.

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Very common where I live. A great way to eat it is to rehydrate it for about 24 hours changing the water now and then to get the salt out, then mix it with some sliced boiled potatoes and green onions with some oil and vinegar as a cold salad.

They also eat it hopt in a tomato and pepper sauce.

The Basques were some of the first to fish the north atlantic and they still use the same technique of salting. It is called Bacalao.

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Cod prices are up. I prefer it over halibut and fishing cod has been a great way to make extra money until stocks collapsed here in the gulf. Used to see hundreds of pallets of salted fillets in warehouses in Dutch weeping liquid. Europe is the biggest market Spain especially. Like swift4me says, itís still traditional food there. Curious how much it costs over there.

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Originally Posted By: FlyinFinn
So with dried fish? We made it with dried beef. You put it on toast or are talking two different things?


Yes, that "Chipped beef on toast" was the original SOS. My biological father used to feed me that. He learned to make it while in the CCC's. I love that stuff as much as codfish gravy......that is what we originally called the codfish stuff. We always (or "alus" as my Grandad said)ate that on toast as well, and after time we just called that SOS too.

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I'm assuming we are talking about "lutefisk" here. If so, it is the most disgusting rotten smelling crap I have ever been forced to endure. You don't see it much anymore simply because there are ways of preserving food nowadays without destroying it.


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Lutefisk is dried with lye. Different from salt cod.

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Whew, that's a relief.


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Whew, that's a relief.
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I'm assuming we are talking about "lutefisk" here. If so, it is the most disgusting rotten smelling crap I have ever been forced to endure. You don't see it much anymore simply because there are ways of preserving food nowadays without destroying it.
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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: 3 Fingers] #6364816
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Originally Posted By: 3 Fingers
Cod prices are up. I prefer it over halibut and fishing cod has been a great way to make extra money until stocks collapsed here in the gulf. Used to see hundreds of pallets of salted fillets in warehouses in Dutch weeping liquid. Europe is the biggest market Spain especially. Like swift4me says, itís still traditional food there. Curious how much it costs over there.


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Re: Dried, salted, codfish??? [Re: Gary Benson] #6364844
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During the American Revolution period, salt cod was traded to Carribean islanders for molasses and rum whi h was shipped back to New England. It is still sold in their markets down there.

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Originally Posted By: charles
During the American Revolution period, salt cod was traded to Carribean islanders for molasses and rum whi h was shipped back to New England. It is still sold in their markets down there.
There is a book called ĎCodí by Mark Kurlansky that delves into the long history of the fish . He also has another called ĎSaltí and the 2 are closely tied.

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Move to Newfoundland if you want salted cod. Every store sells it. Same thing with tubs of salted beef. Thecodfish industry is all but over now, but thereís still plenty for sale there.

Thereís an interesting connection between the Newfies love of rum and salted cod. Back in the pirating days in the Atlantic, pirates would sail a couple ships to Newfoundland to procure barrels of salted codfish. They in turn, would bring barrels of dark rum to trade for the fish. To this day, dark rum is the favorite liquor on the Rock. Go to a store that sells booze, 3/4 of the inventory is rum.

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I read the book "Salt" about five years ago.
. Very interesting read

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Originally Posted By: J.Morse
Originally Posted By: FlyinFinn
So with dried fish? We made it with dried beef. You put it on toast or are talking two different things?


Yes, that "Chipped beef on toast" was the original SOS. My biological father used to feed me that. He learned to make it while in the CCC's. I love that stuff as much as codfish gravy......that is what we originally called the codfish stuff. We always (or "alus" as my Grandad said)ate that on toast as well, and after time we just called that SOS too.
My dad was in the CCCs also many moons ago.Then he joined the merchant marines and then the marine corps after that.Chipped beef on toast is what we called SOS.We had it a lot when I was a kid.We also ate salted cod but we called it pesce stocco or baccala.We baked it in the oven with potatoes and veggetables.Any Italian import store had it here in wooden barrels.Used to be cheap,,not any more.


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we can still get it here in most supermarkets

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Around me good quality salted cod is between $9 and $20 a kilo depending on the cut and the size of the pieces. More of it sold on the Spanish side but plenty here in France too.

Those are good books. He also wrote one called The Basque History of the World. At one time the Basques were some of the wealthiest people in western Europe because of their ship building, cod and copper and iron smelting. One of Columbus' three ships was built a half an hour from my house, and Lafayette sailed from that same port.

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I always thought Basques just chased around sheep in the mountains; not seafaring people. That isn't true. They were/ are excellent Mariners. Multi-talented

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