Posted by Lauren
Hey! I’ve got another WIAW post here and I would like to welcome anybody who clicked over from Jenn’s link-up. My younger sister, Nicole, and I blog together about food, friends, family, dancing, running, and now we’ll add skiing to the list. We used to ride motorcycles, but that’s a thing of the past.
Thanks for stopping by! :) K, let’s get on to the food…
When we arrived at Cindy’s house, she was in the middle of searing the prosciutto-wrapped cod fillets. Oh, the aroma! So bacon-like! Cindy used this NY Times recipe, which I’ve copied below for posterity purposes. If you’re a carnivorous fish-lover, I would definnnnnnitely recommend you try this.
Roast Prosciutto-Wrapped Cod
Yield 4 servings – From Mark Bittman of NY Times
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, more or less
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 4- to 6-ounce thick fillets of cod, or halibut or other white-fleshed fish
- 2 or 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
- 2 tablespoons butter, or more oil
- Heat oven to 450 degrees. In a small food processor, combine herbs with pine nuts, enough olive oil to make a thick paste, and salt and pepper. (Alternatively, chop everything fine and combine in a bowl.)
- Season fillets with salt and pepper. Lay two slices of prosciutto on a board, slightly overlapping like fish scales. Smear prosciutto with a layer of herb mixture, then lay fish in center and wrap it up.
- Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes; add butter. When foam subsides, cook fish for a minute on each side, then roast until tender, 5 to 10 minutes depending on thickness. Fillets are done when a thin-bladed knife will pass through their thickest point with little resistance. Serve.
We started out with a side salad – arugula, apples, grated cheese, light vinaigrette.
Sarah and Cindy looking beautiful.
We had some pretty fancy asparagus on the side, but the real highlight was the cod/prosciutto/pesto combination. WOWZA. What else should be wrapped in prosciutto?? Macaroni and cheese, pork loin, scallops, pears… so many possibilities!
For dessert, we had chocolate chip cake, one of Cindy’s classic family recipes. I ate way more than my fair share of this bad boy and even got to take home some leftovers! After dinner, Cindy, Sarah, and I watched the first episode of the Bachelor (along with every other American female it seems) and I totally enjoyed their added commentary. We had Crazy Girl, Drunk Girl, Blog Girl, Mean Girl, Emotional Girl, Seems Nice Girl…. I’m looking forward to this season!
Cindy’s chocolate chip cake reminded me so much of Kyle’s mom’s recipe for sour cream coffee cake, but with a few chocolate chips mixed in and layered on top. In fact, I ended up eating the leftover cake for breakfast along with an apple! #balance #?
For lunch, I assembled yet another Taco Tuesday salad…. typical.
I had a few peanut M&M’s from the work candy bowl throughout the day, but I didn’t go crazy, thankfully. Around 3 PM I broke into my Nutrigrain bar stash for a strawberry pick-me-up. Extra points to anyone that can guess the # of ingredients in one of these.
For dinner I heated up my already prepared chicken and veggies. It’s pretty bland, but the hot sauce helps.
After my workout I had a bag of popcorn and some greek yogurt. The end!
Have you ever driven a motorcycle? Been a passenger?
What did you have for dinner? Ever try prosciutto and seafood together?