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Prosciutto-Wrapped Cod with Lemony Spinach

Choosing one special ingredient can transform an ordinary meal into an elegant one. Here, slices of paper-thin prosciutto -- salt-cured Italian ham -- dress up cod and sauteed spinach.

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  • Servings: 4
Prosciutto-Wrapped Cod with Lemony Spinach

Source: Everyday Food, May 2007


  • 4 skinless cod fillets, (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto (2 ounces total)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 to 4 bunches flat-leaf spinach (2 1/2 pounds total), thick stems removed
  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced and 1 cut into wedges


  1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Season cod with salt and pepper. Wrap 1 slice prosciutto around each fillet; rub with 1 teaspoon oil, and place, seam side down, on a broilerproof baking sheet. Broil until prosciutto is browned and fish is opaque throughout, 8 to 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium. Add as much spinach as will fit in skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing and adding more spinach as there is room, until wilted and tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice; toss to combine. Serve cod with spinach and lemon wedges.

Reviews (7)

  • linpika 21 Apr, 2013

    I meant to say the lemon helped cut a bit of the saltiness.

  • linpika 21 Apr, 2013

    I had a whole cod fillet, so I cut the fillet into pieces. I found that the thinner fillet near the tail was saltier than the thicker fillet parts. The next time I may omit salting the fish altogether, since the prosciutto is salty already. The lemon helped with the saltiness. I didn't have spinach so I just made the fillet alone.

  • KosmicKitty 6 Dec, 2010

    Very quick and tasty. The lemon in the spinach complements the cod. I served it with whole wheat couscous

  • kakee 23 Jun, 2008

    Seam side down means the placing where one side of the prosciutto overlaps the other side down against the baking sheet. This will help hold the prosciutto in place
    while the fillet cooks.

  • sizzlinsista 20 Jun, 2008

    What does "seam side down" mean? Thanks!

  • sizzlinsista 20 Jun, 2008

    What does "seam side down" mean? Thanks!

  • hollywoodgimp 3 Jun, 2008

    where do I find the number of calories, fat and fiber content per serving on this recipe?

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