Sunday, May 20, 2012

Baked Cod & Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus

Yum...




I always forget how naturally buttery, soft and indulging cod is. Come to think of it, I have no idea why I don't have it more often. It truly is amazing and so easy to prepare. I mean ridiculously easy.

 I'm still learning when it comes to fish pairings but asparagus sounded good, so that is what we did.

Baked Cod & Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus:

For the cod:

1 large fillet of cod, about a pound (I had Alaskan Cod)
1 1/2 tbls extra virgin olive oil 
Dash of paprika
Heavy dash of garlic salt
Dash of ground pepper
Dash of basil (I used dried but you can use fresh)
1 tbls lemon juice

Method:

Lather the fillet with the olive oil, lie down in a glass baking dish skin-side down and throw the rest of the ingredients on top, finishing with the lemon juice. Marinate in the fridge for at least 20 minutes and then bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.


Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus:

(While the cod is baking)

1 bushel of asparagus
2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
Dash of garlic salt
Dash of ground pepper 
3-6 slices of prosciutto
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbls yellow onion, diced
1-2 tbl brown raisins
 


Method:

Heat on low-medium one tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium sized pan and then add in the asparagus (I chop about 1/4 of the stems off). Cover the asparagus. Meanwhile, dice the onion and mince the garlic, add in with the asparagus (give the asparagus a stir) and seasoning, place the cover back. After a few minutes, give everything a stir and then wrap individual pieces of asparagus with however many slices of prosciutto you'd like. I had three, so I used three :). Turn the heat down to low and place the raisins in, cover. Wait another few minutes and then flip then toss everything around once more, by that time, the cod should be done.



Viola.



This was so very simple and simply divine.

Enjoy ;)

-Sunshine Girl

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