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Skillet Bacon-Wrapped Cod with Zucchini & Tomatoes – Recipe!

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Cooking restaurant quality fish is pretty easy to do, if you follow a couple of rules.  Always use a good seasoned skillet, and let the fish release naturally on its own before flipping.  Those are two pretty simple things to ensure a flavorful fish experience, but wrapping the filets in bacon can add a whole new level of deliciousness.

Bacon makes almost anything taste better, in my opinion and sliced bacon crisps up beautifully when cooked in skillet.  Wrapping a cod filet twice around with a bacon strip adheres with ease.  There’s no need for pinning bacon to a fresh piece of fish, bacon and fish naturally bond together like glaze on a doughnut, and taste just as divine.

The skillet does all the work – crisps, renders fat and applies the perfect balance of heat.  While sliced zucchini and tomatoes create a quick spring sauce that comes together with splash of white wine and a pat of butter in the end.  This dish should be served family-style because it’s darn impressive placed directly on the table.  You might want to serve some steamed rice, quinoa or noodles alongside, to sop up the lusciousness of it all.

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Ingredients

4 slices bacon, thick-cut if you can get it

1 pound cod filet, cut into four

1 shallot, minced

1 large zucchini, sliced

1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

1 cup white wine

1 tablespoon butter

salt & pepper

oil for cooking

(Serves 4)

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To Prepare:

  1. Remove bacon and cod from packaging.  Wrap each filet of cod with 1 strip of bacon twice around, tuck underneath.  Salt and pepper fish, set aside.
  2. In a large iron skillet, add 1 teaspoon of oil and place over medium-high heat.  Place bacon-wrapped filets in pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until bacon is golden brown and crispy.  Remove fish from pan, set aside.
  3. Drain all bacon fat from pan, except 1 teaspoon and place skillet back over medium-high heat.  Add shallot and stir, cook 1 minute.  Add zucchini and tomatoes and stir.  Cook for 3 minutes and add wine and butter, stir.  Season with salt and pepper, cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Place fish on top of vegetables in pan to finish cooking for 2 minutes, allowing sauce to reduce slightly.  Serve directly on table, or spoon directly onto plates.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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