Bacon Wrapped Cod with Roasted Broccoli and Lemon-Mayo Sauce

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I’ll be making this again and again! It was so, so good.  

The recipe was admittedly stolen from Jamie Oliver’s Here. I made a few changes though. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Cod FIllets
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 T dijon mustard

Instructions: 

Prep the Bacon: Preheat your oven to 425. Lay the bacon out on a sheet pan kind of smooshing it/ stretching it to make it as wide and thin as possible. Bake in the oven until cooked through, but not quite starting to brown. Pull it out and let cool for a while while you assemble other things. 

Make the veggies: Throw the onions and broccoli onto a baking sheet with salt, pepper and olive oil and pop that in the oven. 

Make the fish: Heat a pan over medium high heat with avocado oil or olive oil (or whatever oil). While that’s heating, prep your cod: season it with italian seasoning, a little salt, pepper and the lemon zest. Lay out three piece of bacon and place the fish on top, roll the bacon around the fish. Place the bacon wrapped fish in the pan with the overlapping-ends-of-the-bacon side down. Be careful not to splash yourself with hot oil. Cook for about 1-2 minutes per side, turning once to get some browning on the bacon. Place the bacon wrapped fish on the same baking sheet you had the bacon on before and put it in the oven once it looks like the broccoli is almost done. Cook the fish until it’s firm to the touch and flakes when you press on it, but is still moist. 

Make the lemon mayo sauce: While things are baking, grab a tallish container and add in an egg, a squirt of dijon and the juice of the lemon you zested (you better not have thrown it away!) and a good glug of olive oil (maybe 1/4 to half cup- this makes a lot but is really good!) Blend it up by putting your immersion blender on the bottom of the cup and turning it on and not moving it. You will see mayo start to form at the bottom and slowly become mayo towards to top. When the mayo reaches close to the top, slowly lift the blender from the bottom to the top to blend it the rest of the way. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add a little more lemon juice and blend again if you think it needs it. Or you can just stir some lemon juice and pepper into regular mayo, but it won’t be as good. Spoon this sauce over the broccoli and fish like there’s no tomorrow and enjoy!

 

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