Friday, 4 July 2014

Recipe: Baked Cod with Crispy Garlic, Bacon and Mushroom Topping

Happy Friday!!!
And what a glorious Friday it is, I'm working at the shop today but having the beautiful sunshine beaming down with the door open is making me smile from ear to ear. I mentioned yesterday I had some yummy meals planned for the next few days that I would be sharing with you and this meal will not disappoint! I haven't really eaten much fish of late and I have to say I really miss it so when one of Dale's friends offered us some fresh cod fillets I said a big YES! I have never cooked with cod so I thought I's have an experiment and it turned out really well, if you like cod check this out:

Baked Cod with Crispy Garlic, Bacon and Mushroom Topping

(serves 2)

2 cod fillets
1/2 lemon
2 mushrooms
4  thin slices streaky bacon 
2 garlic cloves


Pre-heat oven. 

Place cod fillets in tin foil, drizzle with lemon and season with salt and pepper, then wrap loosely in foil. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

While the cod bakes cut your bacon into little strips and add to a frying pan with the garlic, crushed.

Cook the bacon and garlic on low and slice your mushrooms into thin slices. Once the bacon starts to crisp add mushrooms and stir.

Keep the bacon and mushrooms cooking over a medium heat until cod is finished, this will get it nice and crispy! 

To Serve:

Place fillet on plate and top with crispy bacon mix.

I served ours with steamed sweet potato (topped with a little coconut oil) and broccoli which was a perfect combo! 

First ever attempt to cook cod and it was sooooo good! I plan on making fish cakes tonight if I have time so keep your eyes peeled for that recipe coming soon : )

This morning I was up early to go for a power walk with a client which was a great start to the day especially as the sun was already blazing. When I got home I re-fueled with a delicious smoothie with the taste of caramel, coffee and chocolate if you would like the recipe for this beauty check out @coconomuk Instagram, I posted the recipe there : )

Enjoy the sun peeps!


Do you like cod, what is your favourite way to eat it?


  1. This looks delicious. I love cod and I definitely thing it is underated. Plus, this has bacon on it!

    Dannii - Hungry Healthy Happy

    1. Thanks! The bacon really goes well and I totally agree cod is definitely underrated!

  2. Yum. I love the idea of bacon with fish. I've never tried that before.

    1. It works really well with cod because cods quite a delicate flavour the bacon gives it some punch!