Salt cod—or any salt fish—is one of life’s beautiful accidents, a genius invention born of necessity. Way back when, before refrigeration, some brilliant person (or people) thought to pack fish in salt to preserve it. The salt not only enhances the fish’s flavor, but also intensifies its meaty texture. Versions of salt preserved fish are eaten all over the world, used in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Greek, and Chinese cooking, among others.
Thai Fish Cakes or Tod Mun Pla are loaded with the flavors of lemongrass, cilantro, and hot chilies. This recipe uses Thai curry paste, which provides layers of flavor without … Read more