Sunday, February 5

Bacon-Wrapped Cod with Citrus Salad

Last night's dinner was another creation inspired Everyday Food Light, such a great cookbook and all really easy to make!  This one looks fancy but the only hard part was slicing up the grapefruit, which Todd helped me out with!

Bacon-Wrapped Cod with Citrus Salad
1 pink grapefruit
1 lb skinless cod filet (about 1 1/2 inch thick) cut into 4 portions
8 - 12 slices bacon
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp liquid honey
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
3-4 cups mixed spring greens

Prep your grapefruit first; cut away the peel and white pith with a paring knife and remove the membranes.  Don't worry if the grapefruit falls apart because you'll be incorporating it into the salad anyways!  Reserve 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice for the dressing.

Get your cod ready: lay the bacon on your work surface, overlapping slightly.  Place a piece of fish a one short end and wrap tightly with bacon (the recipe suggested trimming excess bacon off, but really why waste bacon??)  Repeat with the remaining fish and bacon.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat (seam side down) and cook about 9-10 minutes each side, until bacon is deep golden brown.  The recipe says that this should be done in 9 minutes total, but I call BS on that - plus, I am one of those freaks that prefers fish slightly overcooked... just to be safe!  Anyways - I leave it up to you to cook it however you want!

Meanwhile, whisk together the grapefruit juice, dijon, honey, vinegar & olive oil.  Dress the greens and top with grapefruit segments.  Serve on the side with your fish! 


  1. Great combination of ingredients. This sounds like a winner.

  2. Any fish wrapped in bacon is a winner for me. I like the sweet/sour citrussy thing too. Thanks! A.

  3. Oooh, I don't think I've ever had bacon wrapped fish. I am clearly missing out!