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 (bä′kə-lou′) or ba·ca·lhau (-kəl-you′)
Codfish, usually dried and salted.

[Spanish bacalao and Portuguese bacalhau, both from Basque bakailao, probably from alteration of Old French cabillau, from Gascon cabelh, head (in reference to the cod's large head), from Latin capitulum, diminutive of caput, head; see chapter.]


(ˌbækəˈlaʊ; ˌbækəˈlɑːəʊ)
(Cookery) dried salt cod


(ˌbɑ kəˈlaʊ, ˌbæk ə-)

codfish, esp. when dried and salted.
[1545–55; < Sp bacal(l)ao, probably < Basque bakaiļao]
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Bacalhau - dried and salted cod - is rolled into balls with potatoes and breadcrumbs and served fried like croquettes.
Try the Bacalhau Gratinado (36 euros but good for 3 to 4 pax) as the saltiness of the bacalhau is balanced by the cream and potatoes and the veal, which is so tender it is almost immaculate.
Try an alheira (a smoked, bready sausage) or bacalhau a lagareiro (salt cod baked in olive oil).
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Tapas (Portuguese Petiscos) like Bolinhos de bacalhau (salt cod fish cakes) and Sardinha assada (grilled Sardines) are served in the evening with some Traditional Portuguese main courses, like Bacalhau (Salt Cod Steak) or Cabrito (Roast Kid).
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After a late lunch of ham croquettes, juicy octopus and stuffed bacalhau pimento peppers at a local hotel, it was back to Ibiza and on to the fantastic sprawling Las Dalias Hippy Market.