Every now and then I get a huge craving for traditional Newfoundland food. This is one of them. It doesn't look the prettiest and it's very bland looking but it is delicious. The salt fat pork is not as easy to get these days as it was. I have asked in stores and they have directed me to slabs of bacon. That isn't what it is, there is no meat on it, just the fat. This is one of those meals that take me back to my childhood. I never ate the brewis then, but I love it now.
1 fillet of boned salt cod
7 potatoes peeled
1 cake of hard bread for each person
1 slab of salt fat pork
1/2 onion diced
1/2 cup oil, I used extra virgin olive oil
The night before:
You need 2 large bowls. Put the hard bread in 1 bowl and the salt fish in a another bowl. Cover them each with cold water and cover the bowls. I placed a plate and a bowl on top of the salt fish bowl to keep the fish submerged. Soak overnight.