Cod and parma ham go so well together. Plate it up alongside a few asparagus tips and a watercres salad and you’ve got a healthy albeit tasty meal.
This one also goes into the quick and easy category – it took about 20 minutes from start to finish. You can bake the cod if you like but it takes longer and I prefer to pan fry in olive oil.
Cod wrapped in Parma Ham with Asparagus and Watercress Salad, originally uploaded by Food For Think.
2 Cod fillets
4 slices of Parma Ham
12 Asparagus tips
handful of watercress
4 small vine tomatoes
2 spring onions
glug of olive oil
1. Prepare the salad by chopping the spring onions and tomatoes and place into a salad bowl. Toss with salt, pepper and olive oil
2. Sprinkle the cod with black pepper and wrap two slices of parma ham around each fillet and hold together with four cocktail sticks
3. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in the pan and fry for 1 1/2 minutes on each side
4. Meanwhile steam the asparagus
5. Plate and enjoy
Wow the platter looks beautiful and delicious. I truely love the recipe. It looks fresh and yummy.
Thank you! It was very yummy – very summery. Although it doesn’t reflect the weather at the moment 😦
Great photo! The colours look really sharp and intense. I love the combination of solid fish and parma ham.
Thanks you! Fish and parma ham is an extremely tasty combination – might try monkfish next time…
This sounds like a yummy recipe!! If I was to roast the fish how long would it take??
It really is yummy. I haven’t tried it baked myself so don’t quote me on this but having baked other similar fishes before – I would imagine it takes around 15-20 minutes at 190degrees.