Salty prosciutto, flakey wild-caught cod, fresh lemon juice and fresh rosemary sprigs come together to make this Prosciutto Wrapped Cod an absolutely irresistible and easy dish to make.
Worthy of restaurant status, this whole recipe comes together in about 20 minutes! If you're bored with the usual baked fish with breadcrumbs and butter (like me), then this is what you need.
Cod is locally caught here on Cape and is available all year, especially in April and May. Codfish used to "pave the bottom" when the pilgrims arrived, and for centuries Cape Cod was #1 in the world for codfish.
If you're looking for a high protein, healthy, wild caught fish, cod is a really great choice. Low in calories, high in protein and easily found in stores as wild-caught and not farmed; it's a light, easy meal to put together that makes my food tracker oh so happy.
For the Love of Prosciutto
For this recipe, I wanted to incorporate one of my favorite foods, which I'm also thinking 98% of you might agree on, proscuitto/bacon. I'm always seeing things wrapped in bacon, which is quite similar to prosciutto - call it the bacon of Italy? - yet it doesn't leave you feeling like you just ate a pound of bacon grease, so for today, we are wrapping cod with prosciutto.
You can certainly wrap it in bacon if you prefer, but I really like the buttery and light texture of prosciutto, so that's what I went with.
The lemon rosemary sauce is a savory, buttery sauce, and when you make it, you'll find that there will be more than you need. Just be sure to only do one spoonful of it on each fish filet when you serve it.
The fish will already have a buttery taste to it from the prosciutto, so what you're really wanting is a light, delicate flavor of lemon and rosemary instead. You can also spoon a little of the sauce over steamed broccoli or brown rice too!
For living on Cape Cod and always trying to come up with new ways to cook fresh fish, this one is definitely a winner!
If you don't have cod, you can also try this with striped bass, sea bass, halibut or haddock.
Check out the recipe below or click here to print. This recipe is meant to serve 2 people and will take only about 5 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cooking, totaling just 20 minutes until this delicious dinner is ready to be devoured. Enjoy!
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