Are you looking for a quick and easy mid-week meal? Preferably low fat and healthy but full of flavour too? Look no further, Roast Cod with Parma Ham and Pesto will fit the bill perfectly.
Wrapping the Parma ham around the cod protects the flesh from the heat of the oven adding flavour and stopping the fish from drying out. Look out for cod fillets that have been cut from the thicker body end. If you can only find thin fillets from the tail end, fold over to make a thicker piece of fish.
I often serve simple dishes like this with boiled potatoes and a seasonal vegetable or salad depending on the time of the year. It also works well with rice or a rice salad.
- Low fat
- Low cal
Quick to prepare and cook, Roast Cod with Parma ham and Pesto, is full of flavour and makes a great midweek meal. Easily doubled to feed a family. Serve with new potatoes or rice and a salad or seasonal vegetables for a balanced meal.
- 2 skinless cod fillets
- 2 tsp pesto
- 2 slices Parma ham
- 1 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
- oil, to grease
- balsamic vinegar, to serve
Preheat the oven to 200℃ (190℃ Fan)/180°F/gas mark 6.
Smear a teaspoon of pesto over each portion of fish then wrap with a slice of Parma ham. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
Mix the breadcrumbs with the cheese and sprinkle over the top of the fish. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the fish is cooked and the breadcrumbs are golden.
Serve drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar.