The four types of cod
Types of cod - photos
Norwegian cod is a salted
and dried fish, naturally prepared, preserving all its fresh properties.
Besides that, 1kg of cod has
the nourishing value of 3.2kg of common fish.It is also more economical,
one kg of codfish feeds 6 to 8 persons.
There are four different
types of cod on the Brazilian market ( photographs
). To the experts only the Gadus Morrhua is considered to be genuine. It
is known in Brazil as "Porto cod".
The cod type is the genuine Norwegian cod. It is the noblest and the most expensive. Normally, its fillets are the biggest and widest. Its color is light and uniform. It is the cod served in international cuisine dishes. Portugal only imports the cod type. If you want to buy genuine Norwegian cod, choose the "Porto type", the Gadus Morrhua.
The Saithe type is darker and its flavour is stronger. Cheaper than cod it is the champion of sales in the Brazilian Northeast. It is used in fried codfish balls and stews, because when it is cooked it is easilly reduced to threads.
The Ling type has a very light color, and it is narrower than the others. It has a good cut and is very appreciated in Brazil. Its flesh is ligthly colored,beautiful and attractive.
|The Zarbo type is the most popular and usually is the smallest one.|
The 4 types of cod are divided in 3 categories :
·Imperial -It is
the best classification. The fish is well cut, well brushed and well cured. The
Imperial cod is an example of the best of the best.
·Universal - This classification identifies the cod which has some stains and little deffects, which do not compromise its quality.
·Popular - It is the one with the most stains, with some missing parts, because of harpoon fishing.
Actually, the difference among these 3 categories can only be seen at the sales stand; when cooked the quality is almost the same.
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