Gourmet Fast app

Get our Gourmet Fast app and you can download 140 recipes for your iPhone.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe or renew this month for 12 issues and receive a Peugeot Clermont salt and pepper duo. Offer ends 26 October.

Gourmet on your iPad

Download the latest issue of Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Brigitte Hafner: Creamy salt cod and potato soup


You'll need

1 kg salt cod, soaked in cold water for 36 hours, changing water 4 times 80 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 inner celery stalks and leaves, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, plus 1 extra halved 800 gm floury potatoes, such as spunta, cut into small pieces 250 ml (1 cup) pouring cream 4 slices crusty bread, such as ciabatta For drizzling: extra-virgin olive oil To serve: coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

  • 01
  • Remove bones from salt cod, coarsely flake and set aside (discard skin and bones). Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, celery and garlic, sauté until soft and translucent (8-10 minutes). Add salt cod, potato and enough cold water to just cover and simmer until potato is very tender (25-30 minutes). Add cream, then process with a hand-held blender until very smooth. Season to taste and keep warm.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, preheat a grill to high. Drizzle bread slices liberally with olive oil and toast until golden (1-2 minutes each side), then rub with cut-side of garlic clove. Place a garlic croûton in the base of each serving bowl, ladle over soup, sprinkle with parsley and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Serve with extra croûtons if you like.
This recipe is from the August 2009 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
Win
tickets to TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil!

Thanks to Cirque du Soleil we have two double passes to give away in each of the cities that their new show TOTEM will be touring to. Get in quick!

Read More
Win
a trip to Hong Kong!

Win a three-night trip to Hong Kong for two people including a stay at The Peninsula Hong Kong and business-class flights on Qantas. Find out how you can win.

Enter now
Gourmet TV

Check out our video section for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

You might also like...

Quick meals

recipes

Nonna Lidia’s Christmas baccala, green olive and chilli salad

Beer recipes

recipes

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Summer seafood recipes

recipes

Raspberry and Mint Mojito

Summer salads

recipes

Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Quick summer meals

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Christmas classic recipes

recipes

Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Adriano Zumbo's Christmas recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

Christmas food gifts

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.