Monday, January 24, 2011

Pan fried cod with brussel sprouts & prosciutto


This awesome fish dish comes from Swedish blogger & photographer Oskarp Mask! His photo of the dish is gorgeous, so go visit even if you can't read Swedish.

This can be cooked with any fish, but I used a nice thick cut of cod fillet (from the back of the fish). Cod might not be the earth-friendliest choice, so feel free to substitute as you see fit.

Brussel sprouts might not be everyone's favorite, but we adore them. They're a bit fiddly to clean, but just cut off the stem and remove any leaves that are dirty or bruised.

Pan fried cod with brussel sprouts & prosciutto
Serves 3

3 portions of white fish fillet - fresh, or thawed.
all-purpose flour
500 g brussel sprouts, cleaned
1 small red onion thinly sliced
2 thin slices prosciutto, in strips
olive oil
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
salt, pepper

Boil the sprouts in salted water until they're soft - 6-7 minutes. (Or longer, depending on size. Mine were tiny.) Drain and transfer to a big bowl with cold water, to stop the cooking.

Season the fish with salt and pepper, and coat with the flour. Heat some olive oil and fry the fish on medium heat. I let mine cook for about 5 minutes per side, but they were on the thick side.

In another pan, fry the red onion with a little bit of olive oil for a minute or two. Add the prosciutto, and after another minute, the brussel sprouts. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the sherry vinegar. When it's all warm, serve alongside the fish.

Recipe in Swedish:
Torskrygg med brysselkål


Lara @ Uproad said...

sounds like a great idea for our dinner tomorrow :)!

Penny said...

I am not usually a fan of brussel sprouts, but I love prosciutto. This is a great recipe and I look forward to trying it and drinking a cup of coffee made with my Breville bkc700xl gourmet single-serve coffeemaker and my favorite flavored coffee.


andbluesatinsashes said...

Delicious! I love when you post these great, savory recipes!

JamesEC said...

That's a brave combination. I only manage to eat 2 Brussel sprouts in my annual festive feeding duty over Christmas. Personally I would find them a bit too over-powering to go with fish.

John said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe here, I will try to cook this later.

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Jurek Holzer said...

Thanks for the credit Anne. Nice blog!