Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baked Rockling Fillet Wrapped In Prosciutto

I had a complete mental block after shopping for some fish fillets, food shopping was aborted abruptly. Luckily the blockage eased a little when I returned home, a proper menu was planned and one of the tummies was kind enough to pick up the rest of the ingredients on his way home. Feel free to play around a little with the side dishes; fennel instead of potatoes, saute chard instead of the spinach perhaps?

Serves 3
you'll need;
oven preheated at 180 C
3 rockling fillet (300 g each)
6 slices of prosciutto or pastirma*
1 bunch of spinach
8 potatoes, sliced thinly
9 tomatoes on the vine 
sprigs of thyme
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil
*partirma is a type of Turkish cured beef, I think this might be a good substitute for my Muslim friends.

Place sliced potatoes in a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season well with salt, pepper and thyme. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes.

Meanwhile season fish with pepper and thyme and wrap with prociutto slices.

When 8 minutes is up, place fish parcels on top of the potato slices. Scatter the tomatoes over, drizzle with more olive oil, season well. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.

Saute spinach with olive oil and garlic while the fish parcels are resting (at least 5 minutes) Serve baked fish parcel with all the side dishes and spoon some of the delicious pan juice over.

Fish was moist and perfectly cooked, I think the side dishes worked really well with the wrapped fish.


  1. wow what a fab recipe so creative must try it yum

  2. a very balanced meal with meat, fish and veggies! I like :)~

  3. Wow, love the idea of having all in one dish...looks delicious :-)

  4. This is what you cooked after a complete mental block lol
    Looks fantastic, a very complete meal!

  5. I often wrap chicken and turkey in bacon or prosciutto but have never tried it with fish-I will definitely give it a try!

    Best wishes and thanks for this great idea,

  6. Looks wonderful with all the different colours! A wonderful outcome despite your mental block!

  7. Wow what a great meal! Can I use other fish?

  8. LOL, I get mental blocks often and I don't produce such mouthwatering meals!! :)

  9. This is a beautiful marriage between fish and meat. Yum, yum :)

  10. This is great for dinner party darling, quite simple and very impressive looking!

    Sophia xxx

  11. That's restaurant dish, Suresh! I love it.

  12. I need to get some rockling soon. I usually use rockling for stir fry as it holds the shape quite well.

  13. You always able to put such beautiful food whatever the situation might be, good work!

  14. Wat a droolworthy dish..truly tempting..

  15. Harriet from CarltonMay 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Haha you ended up with a restaurant quality dish at the end, not bad for a mental blocked day hey!

  16. Wooowww....que delicia!! Las papas me encantan!

  17. Rebecca,
    Thank you! I hope you will :)

    Thank you! It turned out alright thank god!

    Thank you! Very little washing up!

    Haha I haven't been too good lately but luckily it turned out ok at the end.

    Thank you! It works really well with firm white fish like ling or mink fish. Do give it a try :)

    darren ,
    Haha thank you very much!

    shanshan ,
    Thank you! snapper and monk fish works well

    Ju ,
    Haha it didn't always end like this :p

    the lacquer spoon ,
    Thank you very much! Do give it a try!

    Sophia darling,
    It is perfect for dinner party! Very simple and not a lot of washing up! xxx

    Thank you very much! HArdly a restaurant dish lol

    penny aka jeroxie ,
    It is such a nice fish. Me too!

    love to eat,
    Thank you! Just pure luck!

    Priya ,
    Thank you very much!

    Harriet from Carlton ,
    I am not sure about restaurant quality but we were happy about the result!

    Haha sé qué cocinar para usted ahora!

  18. I love how everything is cooked in the same tray, the potatoes must have soaked up all the flavours! Great dish!

  19. Anything wrapped in prosciutto is a winner. This looks delicious! I've never cooked the tomatoes with the vine still attached, but I'll have to try it...it makes a great presentation.

  20. What a delicious meal! Very colourful and I love how uncomplicated the whole thing is!

  21. lol after a mental block?????????? this is such a great idea!!! always fantastic recipes!

  22. you have quite a delicious plate going on there! what a perfect meal!

  23. Wow, a fabulous creation and a wholesome meal!
    The portion looks a bit small for me!

  24. 我回来了! Love this dish with all my favourite ingredients

  25. i've never thought of wrapping fish with prosciutto but i reckon that would be great. will have to remember for next time :-)

  26. Totally dig this one- would've loved to taste the flavours from the prosciutto seep into the fish. Surf and turf taken to the next level! Yea!!

  27. What mental block? It looks delicious! I'm going to try this. Thanks!

  28. Very interesting. You don't normally see fish wrapped with prosciutto.. interesting...

  29. That is an awsome dish buddy! I think the prosciutto will work so well with ling!

  30. this look soooooo delicious, must try this out in one of this weekend.

  31. That's one creative dish, it sounds delicious!

  32. WOW! Looks sooo good! Really creative and delicious.

  33. La combinaison jambon fumé enveloppant le poisson doit donner une saveur exquise.
    A tester bientôt.
    See soon.

  34. WOW! What a great dish to die for!Great combination of ingredients.
    B xx

  35. Another fabulous dish..So now you've proved that you are a great cook even when you have mental block..lol..

  36. I would love to have mental blocks like this everyday :) Great looking dish, I will try this for my next dinner party!

  37. This is soooooo pretty. I mean - just lovely, I mean scrumptious - may I have some now?

  38. Sounds wonderful wrapped in prosciutto! And the whole meal is just excellent!

  39. rosa,
    It is, save a lot of time cleaning up!

    Thank you! I agree with the prosciutto bit :)
    They do look good with the vine still attached :)

    CW ,
    Thank you very much!

    Haha thank you! Where have you been?

    petite nyonya,
    Oh thank you very much! :)

    Thank you :)
    It is a lot bigger in real life :)

    Welcome back :) Thank you!

    Thank you! Do give it a try, it was great :)

    haha thank you! It actually worked very well, so do try :)

    foodwink ,
    Oh the block eased a little when I got home :) Thank you!

    Haha try it and let me know what you think!

    Thank you very much buddy, it sure does :)

    Sonia ,
    Thank you and please do!

    Pam ,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much!

    merci beaucoup!

    Thank you very much! kisses

    Haha thank you! That was a lucky night!

    KL girl in MELB,
    Thank you very much! Please do and let me know how it goes.

    Claudia ,
    Thank you very much! I will have a serve for you!

    All Our Fingers in the Pie ,
    Thank you very much!

    5 Star Foodie ,
    Thank you very much!

  40. Oh gosh, this looks so very good! hmm..mm... Salivating already! I should wear a napkin before entering here next time. hehe... Enjoy!
    Cheers, Kristy


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