… At least for now. I took the monster from my fridge to the butcher’s today, and Senhor Rui reduced it to manageable steaks in a matter of moments. They are now wrapped up in my deep freeze, to be cooked up and served forth another day.
Meanwhile, I still have the smaller pieces I cooked yesterday, so will certainly have some other bacalhau dish tonight or tomorrow to use them up.
Two more photos before and after, as much as anything because I love his cutting block – it is a slice of tree trunk set on stainless steel legs, and clearly has seen much service, it is so worn down in the centre. This one is in the back room, there is another out front, behind the cases of meat for sale, where he works to just trim or prepare your purchases.