I added this recipe to my repertoire as an adult. It is one of my favorites because it always reminds me of the time my husband and I decided to move the metropolitan area of our island, near the capital. This enabled me to learn even more about Puerto Rican cooking, and specifically the artesenal cuisine of an area called Piñones, where I learned to make this recipe.
I remember sitting in a kiosco one day watching a cook preparing bacalaítos. Even though it was quite hot out, it was evident that she enjoyed cooking it from the happiness that radiated from within her. This made me want to ask her for her recipe. She happily obliged. Thanks to her now I have this wonderful Piñones Bacalaíto recipe, a dish loved by both locals and tourists alike.