Seafood recipes have always been part of my cooking regime and around the holidays I usually stir things up a bit, and make them a bit more decadent. My Brown Butter Prosiutto Wrapped Cod is over the top delicious and it tastes like a splurge meal for sure.
I enjoy seafood on a regular basis and I try and prepare it in different ways to keep things exciting in the kitchen. Using sliced prosiutto to wrap around fresh fish is a fun idea and adds a little bit of saltiness that gives seafood an extra kick of flavor. I think the real showstopper is cooking it in brown butter and I think most people would find it so darn delicious.
I love this recipe because you can swap the fish out for other seafood, if cod isn’t available. Salmon would make a delightful substitute or other flaky white fish. I like to serve it straight from the platter, and pour the remaining brown butter over the top — because why not? It’s the holidays.
1 1/4 pounds cod fillets, cut in 3 or 4 pieces
4 large slices or fresh proscuitto, about 4 ounces
8 tablespoons good butter
4 sprigs thyme, divided
salt and pepper
- Remove cod from any packaging and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Wrap 1 slice of proscuitto around each piece of fish, sealing in the back (see video).
- In a large non-stick skillet, add butter and place over medium heat.
- Allow butter to melt and get frothy. The underneath portion will start to get chestnut brown, about 5 minutes. Add 2 sprigs of thyme to butter, cook for 1 minute.
- Add cod to brown butter, seal side up. Cook for 3 minutes and flip over. Cook for another 3-6 minutes, depending upon how you enjoy your fish.
- Remove cod and place on a platter, pour remaining brown butter over top and scatter fresh thyme over top. Enjoy!