2713. BACON-WRAPPED COD with LITTLENECK CLAMS

serves two

4 small fillets blue cod, skin and bones removed
4 rashers streaked bacon or smoked pork belly
25 ml olive oil
100 ml white wine
150 ml cream
10 littleneck clams, washed
chopped garden herbs, including parsley, chives

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Lay two cod fillets together for each portion and wrap two slices of streaky bacon around the centres. Place the two portions of bacon-wrapped cod fillets in an ovenproof frying-pan and drizzle with olive oil. Select a pan that first the portions snuggly. Roast in the hot oven until the bacon begins to crisp and the cod is almost cooked. Remove from the oven to the stove-top and, on a moderate heat, deglaze (lift the flavours from the bottom of the pan) with the white wine while the cod is still in the pan. Allow to boil then add the cream. (This should come halfway up the cod fillets). Add the clams. Boil gently until the sauce begins to thicken slightly and the clams open, then add chopped herbs, ground black pepper and salt (but only if needed on tasting).? Serve with steamed seasonal vegetables and freshly dug new-season potatoes.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Fleur Sullivan, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Australia, October 19, 2011

Originally posted 2012-10-12 08:49:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3061. BLUE COD wrapped in SMOKED BACON

2 x 100-150 gram blue cod fillets
2-3 rashers smoked bacon
80 ml cream
80 ml white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh seasonal herbs (parsley, rosemary, thyme, mint, coriander)3-5 cockles?Preheat oven to 180°C. Wrap cod in bacon, place on a baking tray and bake 10-15 minutes until fish is opaque and cooked through. Meanwhile, combine cream, wine and herbs in a small pan, add cockles and simmer until liquid is reduced to a thin sauce consistency and cockles have opened. To serve, place wrapped cod on a plate, surround with cockles and pour over sauce from pan.??bacon recipe courtesy of: Fleur Sullivan, for NZ House & Garden; Fairfax Magazines,?317 New North Road, Eden Terrace, PO Box 6341 Wellesley St, Auckland, New Zealand

Originally posted 2013-09-25 01:28:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2710. CIOPPINO with MUSSELS and BACON

serves 4-6?

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 slices smokehouse bacon, diced?
1 yellow onion, chopped?
2 cloves garlic, minced?
1 can diced tomatoes?
1 carton vegetable broth?
1/2 pound fresh mussels, washed?
1 package frozen cod fillets, thawed and cut into bite-size chunks?
1 tablespoon Mediterranean seafood seasoning?
?2 tablespoons chopped basil?

Heat oil and bacon over medium-high heat in a large saucepan until bacon is cooked but not crispy. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and vegetable broth and simmer 20 minutes. Add mussels, fish and seasoning. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and mussels are opened. Be careful not to overcook. Ladle into bowls and garnish with basil.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Whole Foods Market.com?