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Where to buy bacalao or salt cod?

empowah Nov 20, 2009 10:24 PM

Hi guys,

This Thanksgiving I'm trying to recreate ajo arriero - the fishy, creamy, cold mashed potato spread I had at a tapas bar (Casa Angel) in Valencia.

To do this, I would have to procure some dried salt cod. Does anyone know of a place in the Los Angeles area that sells salt cod? I know it's used in Italian and Portuguese cooking as well.



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    gossamered Nov 21, 2009 11:49 AM

    I just got the flyer from Claro's Italian Market and they have the dry baccala for $7.99/lb,
    the filet is $9.99/lb., which is a good price.

    I know their quality is always really good (according to my mom, who's the
    baccala queen).

    They have 6 locations - you can check them out online at www.claros.com.

    1. SilverlakeGirl Nov 21, 2009 09:15 AM

      I have had some quality issues with some ethnic markets. I have seen it at Whole Foods close to the dried beans and grains but have not bought any yet.

      1. JAB Nov 21, 2009 09:01 AM

        Claro's has this.

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          bulavinaka Nov 21, 2009 08:37 AM

          La Espanola normally carries bacalao:


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            annapurna7 Nov 21, 2009 08:28 AM

            El Camaguey in Mar Vista almost always carries bacalao.

            El Camaguey Market
            10925 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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              streetgourmetla Nov 21, 2009 10:24 AM

              I second the El Camaguey Market, located in Little Brazil.They always have salt cod, bacalhau in portuguese.

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