700/800g soaked salt cod
300g sweet Senise peppers
Extravirgin olive oil to taste
A small bunch of fresh parsley
1 garlic clove
A little hot red chilli pepper
Salt to taste


Salt cod with Senise sweet peppers is a traditional recipe from the Basilicata region and perfect for Lent; it is a very tasty delicacy characterized by the contrast between the crispy peppers and the soft, savoury cod.


Boil the salt cod in salted water, drain, remove skin and flake. Rinse the parsley and chop with the garlic and chilli pepper. Rinse the Senise peppers (sundried sweet peppers from the Basilicata region). Use a soft cloth to remove the stalks and seeds inside, then you can either chop or leave whole. Warm the oil in a deep frying pan, add some salt then once the oil is hot, toss in the dried peppers which will crisp up when they hit the oil. Tip the peppers and their oil over the salt cod, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve straight away.