Bacala with Rice Pilaf from Grand Central Oyster Bar's Sandy Ingber Recipe

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a timeless tradition for many on Christmas Eve. The historic Grand Central Oyster Bar and its Executive Chef Sandy Ingber will once again serve a special a la carte menu to celebrate the custom, which will be available all day during lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, at the historic seafood restaurant in Grand Central Terminal from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM. General Manager Kevin Faerkin has added suggested Italian wine pairings for each course.
The recipe for one of Sandy’s favorites, Christmas Eve Baccala (Salt Cod) with rice pilaf, can be accompanied by Attems Sauvignon Blanc 2011from Friuli, Italy
For reservations call 212-490-6650, and for more information on the Feast of the Seven Fishes menu visit

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Servings: 12 Servings


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  1. Place potatoes in cold water to cover over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are almost cooked through. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed casserole over medium heat. Add the celery and sauté for about 5 minutes, then add onion and sauté until vegetables begin to get soft. Add the olives and sauté for an additional minute. Stir in the tomatoes and their juice. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in broth and return to simmer.
  4. Stir in the potatoes and the soaked baccala and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and the baccala flakes when poked with a fork.
  5. Taste and, if necessary, add salt. Serve hot.
  6. Note: Often salt cod dishes will require no additional salt. Therefore, always taste before adding any seasoning.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 560g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 715  
Calories from Fat 195 27%
Total Fat 21.97g 27%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 13%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 11035mg 460%
Potassium 2964mg 85%
Total Carbs 23.78g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 14%
Sugars 1.93g 1%
Protein 100.07g 160%


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