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Friday, November 14, 2014

Recipe : 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.

Ingredients
  • 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

Directions
  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.

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