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Baked cod wrapped in ham

Prosciutto cod recipe

Baked cod in prosciutto with cherry tomatoes literally has three main ingredients plus salt, pepper, and olive oil. It’s the simplest baked cod recipe.

We love seafood in our home and some of our fish recipes such as Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon and Fish Tacos have become internet famous! Fish is a lean, nutritious protein and is a great choice for dinner.

Because you will love this baked cod recipe

Cod wrapped in ham looks super elegant but is very simple. My sister Tanya showed me how to make this roasted cod years ago and it’s one of our favorite ways to make cod.

I made this dish for my large family and cut out the recipe for a romantic dinner for two. The ham seals the juicy and crumbly cod and gives it an irresistible crunchy and salty exterior. Wrapping the cod in prosciutto keeps the fish moist and succulent.

Ingredients for roasted cod

You can easily scale this recipe by half to feed a smaller crowd.

  • Cod fillet – 1 large fillet or 2 smaller, total weight 2 to 2 1/2 lbs. 2 thick skinless cod fillets (weighing at least 1 1/2 pounds together).
  • Ham – You will need 6 ounces (about 8-10 slices) of ham. It is much easier to separate the sliced ​​ham when it has those strips between the slices. You’ll need enough to cover the fish, overlapping the layers so they don’t slip off.
  • Tomatoes – Cherry tomatoes or cherry tomatoes are fine. If you can find cherry tomatoes on the vine, they look great on a serving dish. We used 16 ounces of cherry tomatoes.Do not use too many or they will create too much juice in the pan.
  • Olive oil – use extra virgin for more flavor.
  • Salt and pepper – added to taste.
Slices of ham on parchment paper

How to buy Cod

You can use fresh or frozen cod fillets. Cod is usually sold in fillets or can be cut into steaks if the fish was larger. For this recipe, purchase the fillets as they are easier to wrap in ham.

  • Where to buy: We buy wild cod at Costco which costs around $ 8 per pound. Prices may vary according to the season.
  • Fresh Cod: If using fresh or previously frozen cod, avoid refreezing. I usually use frozen fish fillets. Cod can get expensive depending on the season.
  • Frozen cod: be sure of defrost completely before baking so that the fish cooks evenly. Dry well with absorbent paper to remove excess moisture
Cod fillet on baking sheet with tomatoes and ham

How to cook cod with ham

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 ° F. Dry the cod fillets well with paper towels and remove any bones if any.
  2. Place the fillet on a rimmed baking sheet. Fold the thin sides to create a fillet of even thickness. Season both sides with salt and pepper and drizzle each side with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Arrange the ham strips on top of the cod, tucking it under and overlapping the layers as you go. You can leave the ends partially open.
  4. Put the tomatoes in a bowl and season lightly with salt and pepper, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil and mix to mix.
  5. Add the tomatoes to the pan and bake at 425 ° F for 35 minutes or until the center of the fish reaches a core temperature of 145 ° F on an instant thermometer.

Professional tip: If using 2 smaller cod fillets, season each fillet then stack them on top of each other with opposite ends touching to create an even thickness.

Step by step how to cook cod with ham and cherry tomatoes

Serve with:

Cod goes well with just about anything. It tastes so good with cooked pasta: season the roasted tomatoes with cooked spaghetti. We also like to pair baked cod with:

Cod served on a platter as a main course

Hope you love this baked cod recipe. Wrapping the fish in prosciutto results in a juicy, tender heart, and you’ll love those tasty flaky pieces of cod.

Baked cod wrapped in prosciutto with cherry tomatoes

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Time to cook: 35 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Cod with ham recipe

Flaky and juicy baked cod wrapped in prosciutto and roasted along with juicy cherry tomatoes on the vine.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk

Skill level:


Cost of realization:

$ 30- $ 35 (varies by season)


cod in the oven, cod wrapped in ham




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Calories: 254 kcal

Portions: 8 people

  • 2
    Cod fillet
    (2 to 2 1/2 pounds of tenderloin)
  • 6
  • 16
    cherry tomatoes
    golden grape tomatoes
  • 4
    Table spoon
    extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
    or to taste
  • black pepper
    or to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 ° F. Dry the cod fillets with paper towels and remove any stray bones.

  2. Place the tenderloin on a rimmed baking sheet and fold the thin sides over the tenderloin to create an evenly thick tenderloin. Season all sides with salt and pepper and drizzle each side with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

  3. Place the strips of ham on top of the fillet overlapping the slices as you go to avoid gaps in the ham. Tuck the layers under the fillet. The ends must not be completely covered.

  4. Put the tomatoes in a bowl, season lightly with salt and pepper and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Throw to combine.

  5. Add the seasoned tomatoes to the pan around the fish and bake at 425 ° F for 35 minutes or until the center of the fish reaches 145F on an instant read thermometer. The fish should be crumbly on the thickest part of the fillet. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then slice into portions with a serrated knife and a tablespoon of pan juice over the slices to serve.

* Note: Nutrition label assumes 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper used in the complete recipe.

Nutritional values

Baked cod wrapped in prosciutto with cherry tomatoes

Quantity per serving

Calories 254
Calories from Fat 144

% Daily value *

Fat 16g25%

Saturated fat 4g25%

Trans fat 1g

Cholesterol 63mg21%

Sodium 499mg22%

Potassium 637mg18%

Carbohydrates 3g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1 g1%

Protein 23g46%

Vitamin A 332IU7%

C vitamin 14mg17%

Football 27mg3%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.