Bacalhau is a family of food dishes made from codfish, which has been dried and salted
for preservation. Bacalhau originated in Portugal, but is very popular in many countries
from Brazil to several countries in Southeast Asia. In Portuguese, the word bacalhua
means codfish, but bacalhau most commonly refers to any of a variety of dishes that
are prepared with codfish, or salt cod, as the main ingredient. Strictly a form of
Portuguese cuisine, bacalhau is a dish that has been around for several hundred years.