Viandas con bacalao is a dish which was and is served in the country among us, the jibaros. Our poor people can't afford the luxuries of steaks, so they ate what mother earth gave them. Cod fish is not too expensive back home; therefore they could afford just the cod fish and grow their own Rican veggies like yautias, chayotes, yucas, malangas and fresh eggs from their home grown chickens. Fresh grown tomatoes added the final touch along with aguacates.
Today here in the U.S., it is a luxury to eat and savor this dish.
The Rican veggies are not found everywhere and the cod fish is expensive.