Basque Country Cod Fish Brandade: This codfish dipping spread hails from the Basque fishermen who had entered into the French Atlantic. Salt cod has been an Iberian Peninsula staple since the Basque whaling voyages in northwestern Europe prior to the European Union ban agreements. Since, Portugal, Spain and Italy had been rigid Roman Catholic countries until fairly recent times, meats and poultry were forbidden on Fridays and during Lent. Thus, salt cod brandade has been a specialty served during these days.
The ingredients are: salt cod, potato, olive oil, garlic, tomato, herbs, salt and pepper.