WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Salt cod is an Italian tradition at Christmas.
Chef Chris Manning show us a dish he calls Baccala Vitorio, named for a chef who taught it to him years ago.
It's actually more of a tradition and a technique than a recipe.
You soak the cod in water for two days, then in milk for a third.
After that, you can fry, sauté, or poach it depending on you family's traditions or your own preference.
The chef prefers to sauté it, break it apart, and serve it over pasta with a lemon butter sauce, onions, pepper, garlic, capers, and banana peppers -- the more colorful the better. With it, he serves an antipasto.
You can see for yourself in the video.