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Cod wrapped in Parma Ham with Asparagus tips and Watercress salad

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.


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


  1. Wow the platter looks beautiful and delicious. I truely love the recipe. It looks fresh and yummy.

    • Food for Think says

      Thank you! It was very yummy – very summery. Although it doesn’t reflect the weather at the moment 😦

    • Food for Think says

      Thanks you! Fish and parma ham is an extremely tasty combination – might try monkfish next time…

  2. Holly Simmons says

    This sounds like a yummy recipe!! If I was to roast the fish how long would it take??

    • Food for Think says

      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.

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