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  • In a large bowl filled with cold water, soak cod for 4 days, changing the water twice per day. Remove cod from water. Pull off any skin, and discard. Using kitchen pliers or tweezers, remove any bones from the spine.

  • In a large saucepan, combine milk and 6 cups water. Add onion, celery, and garlic; season with salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and transfer cod to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.

  • Add just enough of the cooking liquid to moisten the fish, 1/4 to 1/2 cup. Be sure not to add the garlic clove. Beat cod on low speed. When it breaks into small pieces, increase the speed, and begin adding olive oil in a thin, steady stream. The quantity of oil used depends on the quality and fat content of the cod; stop adding oil when the mixture is very creamy and emulsified. Stir in parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Using an oval ice cream scoop, neatly place 3 mounds of the cod mixture on each of 6 plates. Garnish with a handful of radicchio and Boston lettuce. Drizzle with oil and vinegar. Serve with polenta on the side.