During this hectic time of year – it is wonderful to find a quiet night to cook a simple, nourishing meal for my family!
There have only been a couple of opportunities for that this month, but we have made the most of every minute.
BACON WRAPPED COD WITH FRUIT CHUTNEY
8 slices of center cut bacon (I used turkey bacon)
4 cod fillets (skinless, about 1/2 inch thick)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup apricot jam
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Place bacon on a microwave safe plate, and cook in microwave about 1 1/2 minutes.
Rinse salmon, pat dry, lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap bacon around each salmon fillet. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook fish, for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until bacon is crisp and fish flakes easily with a fork.
For chutney, in a small saucepan combine jam and cranberries. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until heated through, Serve cod with chutney and thyme.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, September 2012
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