Note You will need to begin this recipe the day before. Salt cod, known as bacalao in Spain and bacalhau in Portugual, is available from Italian, Spanish and Portuguese delicatessens.
Salt cod, paprika, lemon juice, garlic… Where else could we be but Spain or Portugal? The white albariño grape is grown in Rías Baixas up in Spain's north-western coastal region of Galicia, and it's also grown just over the border in Portugal's northern Vinho Verde region (where it's known as alvarinho). In both places, the dry white wines made from this grape seem to combine riesling-like floral crispness with elements of viognier-like fatness and creamy richness. Needless to say, then, that a white made from albariño would be the perfect thing to drink with this flavourful dish. - Max Allen