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EASY Cod Saltimbocca

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EASY Cod Saltimbocca is boneless cod fish wrapped with prosciutto, then simply sautéed for 4 minutes on each side until the prosciutto cooks to a crispy crust.  Paired this seafood dish with a side of our garlicky broccolini and you’ll have  dinner ready in less than 25 minutes!

I have to tell you, this was the easiest dinner I have ever made, simply because sautéed broccolini took about 5 minutes to make and the cod fish cooked very quickly as well.  And, this cod saltimbocca is a nice twist on the expected Italian version of the veal saltimbocca we usually have.


Last week we had an ice storm here in the South, and Whole Foods had very little seafood delivered to them, so I bought what was only available, some fresh boneless cod fish.

I didn’t mind, we love cod!

Cod fish is a white meaty fish and the taste is not fishy at all.  I think, even non-fish lovers will like this dish.  The crispy prosciutto makes the cod so tasty, even my daughter enjoyed it.   I think this is restaurant sophistication without any fuss!

Cod is a cold water fish, not farmed raised.  It’s a fish that is very high in Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and high in protein.  In fact, a 3-ounce serving of cooked cod is only 90 calories, contains 19 grams of protein, and 134 milligrams of omega-3 fats.  LOVE that!

The prosciutto and fresh parsley give enough flavor to the cod; therefore, no need to add any salt or a lot of seasonings.

An awesome dinner to serve on meatless Fridays.  It’s also gluten-free and ideal to serve during lent.


*You can follow along with our step-by-step directions, or jump down to the bottom of this post for our full recipe card! 

EASY Cod Saltimbocca

  • 3/4 pound boneless cod fillets

  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves

  • fresh cracked black pepper

  • 1 (4 ounce) package of sliced prosciutto

  • olive oil cooking spray

Rinse the cod fillets and pat dry with a paper towel.
Sprinkle each fillet with some fresh cracked pepper.

Place a bunch of parsley leaves on top of each fillet.

Wrap the prosciutto around each fillet, using 2 or 3 slices, depending on the size.

Spray a medium non-stick skillet with olive oil.  Heat the skillet on medium heat for a few seconds.  Add the cod, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until the prosciutto is crisp around the cod, and the fish is opaque.

Remove and serve with our easy garlicky broccolini on the side.

Serves 3

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EASY Cod Saltimbocca
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Serves: 3
EASY Cod Saltimbocca is boneless cod fish wrapped with prosciutto, then simply sautéed for 4 minutes on each side until the prosciutto cooks to a crispy crust. Paired this seafood dish with a side of our garlicky broccolini and you'll have dinner ready in less than 25 minutes!
  • ¾ pound boneless cod fillets
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 (4 ounce) package of sliced prosciutto
  • olive oil cooking spray
  1. Rinse the cod fillets and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Sprinkle each fillet with some fresh cracked pepper.
  3. Place a bunch of parsley leaves on top of each fillet. THEN, wrap the prosciutto around each fillet, using 2 or 3 slices, if you need to, depending on the size.
  4. Spray a medium non-stick skillet with olive oil. Heat the skillet on medium heat for a few seconds. Add the cod, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until the prosciutto is crispy around the cod, and the fish is opaque.
  5. Remove and serve with our easy garlicky broccolini on the side.
  6. Serves 3


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  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    February 26, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    We are trying very hard to eat more fish so I really appreciate this delicious recipe. Wild caught cod is on sale now at my favorite store too. Perfect timing 🙂

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    February 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I have never had saltimbocca "anything,", I love both prosciutto and cod. This idea is appetizing and so beautifully depcited, here. Clearly, something good came from that ice storm – Love it!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      February 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      You're right, it did, lol… Thanks for the lovely comment Dan!

  • Reply
    February 23, 2014 at 3:17 am

    What a smart way to do saltimbocca. I bet it was terrific. Complimenti!

  • Reply
    Roz Corieri Paige
    February 23, 2014 at 12:28 am

    You've taken one of my favorite recipes and made it 'meatless' which I'm trying to cook more of. This is a keeper for my files! Thanks for your creative inspiration you guys!!!!!! xo Roz

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      February 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks Roz, it is definitely a keeper in ours too! So funny, we went out with friends this past weekend for dinner, and one of the specials offered was cod wrapped in prosciutto over risotto- I had to laugh, it was a funny coincidence.

  • Reply
    February 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I've never seen saltimbocca made with fish, only veal or chicken! Very interesting…I could see this being really tasty!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      February 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks Joanne! It was very tasty, we were very surprised as well.

  • Reply
    by Anna and Liz
    February 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you Tricia! You too, have a wonderful weekend! xxoo

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    February 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    This recipe makes me want to run out and find some Cod! Really beautiful crust on that flaky fish. Yum! Have a lovely weekend ladies 🙂

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      February 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      HI Tricia, thanks hope you had a lovely weekend! xoxo

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