Fish is a great option for an evening meal as not only is it packed with flavour and goodness, but it is so low in points – one 140g cod fillet is just 1sp! After craving something fishy for tea last week, I put together this recipe using a lot of ingredients that I already had in my fridge and the result was delicious. Both light and summery yet filling and satisfying. Best of all, the whole dish can be ready inside 20 minutes!
Prosciutto Wrapped Cod with Lemony Garlic Spinach
Serves 2 = 7sp per person
2 x 140g cod fillets, raw
4 x slices of prosciutto ham
2 tsp green pesto
Splash of balsamic vinegar
1 lemon, cut into quarters
Large handful of cherry tomatoes
Small pack of asparagus, woody ends removed
400g bag of spinach
1 tsp light butter
1 clove of garlic
300g new potatoes, halved
Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15-20 minutes until soft. Preheat the oven to 180c.
Meanwhile, lay two slices of the prosciutto vertically side by side on a chopping board. Repeat with the other two slices leaving a small gap. In the centre of two of the slices lay the cod, season with salt and pepper, squeeze over the juice of ¼ lemon and spread over 1 tsp green pesto. Repeat with the other cod fillet. Wrap the prosciutto around the fish and pop seal side down into a baking dish (sprayed with 1kal).
Scatter the tomatoes and asparagus around the fish, season and splash a little balsamic onto the vegetables (not the fish parcels). Pop in the oven for 12-14 minutes until the cod is cooked through and tomatoes start to pop.
A few minutes before the cod and potatoes are ready take a frying pan, warm to a medium heat, spray with 1kal and add the butter. Once melted add the garlic and juice of ¼ lemon. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. This will only take a few minutes.
To serve pop the spinach in the corner of a plate and top with the fish parcels. Pop the tomatoes and asparagus next to the fish and then add the potatoes. The second time I made this I finished the potatoes off in a griddle pan and fryed in 1kal and a little garlic and parsley salt. This adds a nice crunch for 0sp so give this a try if you have time (the potatoes in the pic have been finished in the griddle pan). Pour the excess fish juices over the dish and fish with a final squeeze of lemon.