Cod wrapped in Parma Ham

This is a great way to serve fish with a fragrant herb filling and crisp and salty Parma ham coating.

Ingredients

2          Cod loin fillets, approx. 150-200g each

4-6      Parma ham slices

1          Garlic clove

8-10    Sundried Tomatoes

10-12  Fresh basil leaves

3 tbs     Olive oil

Salt and black pepper

Preparation and cooking

Place the basil leaves, garlic, olive oil and sundried tomatoes into a blender, and blitz until it forms a smooth paste.   Season with a little salt and pepper.

Layout two large sheets of clingfilm, and then careful place 2-3 Parma ham slices in a rectangle with overlapping edges into the centre of each sheet.   Smooth half the tomato and basil paste onto each Parma ham rectangle. Place a cod loin on the long edge of the rectangle and then using the clingfilm, gently roll the Parma ham over the cod loin to form a package of cod encased in the Parma ham, like a fish sausage!

When you are ready to cook, preheat the oven to 200°C. Remove the cod parcels from the clingfilm, and place on a baking try. Bake for 20 minutes, and then serve immediately.

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