Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Prosciutto wrapped Cod


My husband and I love to eat seafood. I hadn't made cod in a very long time and wanted to make something quick and easy but yummy. I can't remember where I found the idea to wrap the cod in prosciutto but I have found a recipe that outlines the exact steps I made so it should keep you on the right track.

I served this with the Classic Risotto Milanese (below) and fresh asparagus from our local farmer's market (picture below before steaming). I had the leftovers (uncooked portions which I cooked and did not reheat!) the next day which I served on a bed of linguine with pesto and a green salad. It was just as delicious.

Ingredients & Preparation: (this recipe is from Healthy Appetite with Elie Krieger)
Serves as many as you want! Just buy enough fillets. This is for 4 people.

  • 4 (5-ounce) cod fish fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I did not add any extra salt as the prosciutto is very salty already)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces sliced prosciutto
  • Cooking spray
Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Wrap 1 wide or 2 thin slices of prosciutto around each piece of cod. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat it over a medium-high heat. Add the fish fillets and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until the prosciutto is crisp and the fish is cooked through. Serve while hot!



Liam said...

Gosh that looks fantastic. I wish I had a fish monger nearby, or at the very least a decent supermarket fish counter. Frozen fish makes me cry inside.

Joelen said...

Ooh - I love the idea of wrapping cod with prosciutto! I look forward to trying this soon :)