Monday, August 30, 2010

Prosciutto Wrapped Cod with Roatsed Parmesan Potatoes and Zucchini

Whenever I cook anything with prosciutto, I always think of Fancy Nancy. My daughter is really into this series of books about a girl named Nancy who LOVES anything that looks or sounds fancy. I can just imagine her saying "Ooo-La-La" to a meal that has prosciutto in it.
When you are short on time, cooking white fish for dinner is the way to go! 8 minutes and you are DONE. Plus, this menu has minimal ingredients, so you should have a meal for 4 that cost you under $10. Serve with Roasted Zucchini and Potatoes that are baked to perfection with a crunchy exterior and soft on the inside.

*this cod recipe came from Ellie Krieger's cookbook. Find it here Prosciutto Wrapped Cod
* the potato recipe came from Giada De Larentiis. Find it here Broield Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust

Cod Recipe
Serves: 4 Prep: 10 minutes Cooking Time:  8 minutes

4 cod fish fillets (5 oz each)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 oz sliced prosciutto
cooking spray

1.Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Wrap 1 wide or 2 thin pieces of prosciutto around each cod. Spray with cooking spray. Preheat non stick skillet to medium-high heat.
2.Add the fish fillets and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve with potatoes and zucchini.

Parmesan Potatoes and Zucchini Recipe
Serves: 4 Prep: 15 minutes Cooking Time:  30 minutes

 4 small new potatoes (red or white or both)
2 TB butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 small zucchini, cut into fourths
1/2 carrot, chopped 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp pepper

1. Bring water to boil over high heat in a medium sized pot. Add potatoes and cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain, cool, cut them in half. 
2. Place a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add butter, garlic, thyme and rosemary and let cook until butter melts, 2 minutes. Season cut sides of zucchini and potatoes with salt and pepper. Carefully place zucchini and potatoes cut side down in the melted butter. Let them cook until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. 
3. Preheat broiler. Line baking sheet with foil. Place browned zucchini and potatoes cut side up on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with parmesan. Leave under broiler for 4 minutes. Transfer to plate.


Plan and Prep Ahead 

Here are some helpful techniques to make life a little easier once dinner time hits. These tips will especially help those that work full-time and don't have a lot of time to prepare dinner. 

~Boil potatoes ahead of time, refrigerate.
~Cut zucchini ahead of time and keep in fridge.


Who likes to CHANGE IT UP? 

~Wrap the fish in a couple slices of bacon instead of prosciutto.
~Use different veggies like asparagus, bell peppers, or broccoli.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We sure liked this recipe. The cod with prosciutto gave a little more taste to the fish. I added a little black forest ham because I didn't have enough of prosciutto.
That was ok too. The roasted parmesan potatoes and zucchini I will make many times. Both of us liked it.


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