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Prosciutto Wrapped Cod with Lemon Rosemary Sauce

Lauren Collins

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.

The Recipe

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!

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

  1. Hi Lauren,
    I made your Haddock Florentine. It was absolutely excellent. My question is when you list Italian blend of cheese I used the Italian blend of Parm, Asiago, and Romano from Hannaford. Your recipe says add mozzarella as the Italian blend. As I will definitely making this again what do you define an Italian blend. Further, I will be making the recipe you just posted.

    1. Hi Henry,

      Thank you so much for catching my error, I realize how much more specific I need to be! The Italian blend shredded cheese I use has a mix of fontina, mild provolone, part-skim mozzarella, asiago and parmesan. I will update that recipe to be more specific, and I thank you for catching that. I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe though, and you will be trying this one next! I appreciate your feedback, so keep it coming! Happy cooking 🙂

      1. Thank you, I will!

  2. With today being a cold and rainy Mother’s day, my plans for myself and the Ms. running up to stroll the beach to enjoy a little scenery and dining out at one of our favorite waterfront restaurants went awry. The kids just came over to put the smile on her face as they delivered to her the goods. So, for the lady who already has just about everything I think that I will prepare this dish knowing that this is one thing that she has never had. I have all of the ingredients except for the prosciutto and a bottle of Pinot Grigio which I will gather up straight away. I will make up some jasmine rice, grill some asparagus and I think that she will be good. Well,…maybe two bottles of Pinot.

    1. What a wonderful idea! It’s a perfect day to stay cozy at home :). Please tell the Mrs. that Ryan and I wish her a very happy Mother’s Day, and we hope you enjoy this dish!

      1. Ms. Gary J. says many thanks and tonight she’s looking forward to indulging in your recipe.

  3. Oh Man! This looks like a good one! We always have fresh rosemary in the house! Might try this one this week! Thanks!

    1. It’s one of our favorites too 🙂 – so yummy! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

      1. Thank you Lauren.
        This recipe sounds great I will be trying it this Friday when I get home from fishing. Let’s hope I don’t have to go to the market. Lol. Thanks again.
        Tight lines.

        1. Sounds great Garry! Let me know how it turns out 🙂


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