Fish wrapped in ham with crushed peas and warm tomato

Another MaMafalda Pinto Leite’s Cozinha Para Quem Não Tem Tempo [Cooking for those who have no time]. It is quick, easy and a spectacular combination of flavors. I was a bit too slow, but the author probably only set up the alarm clock once she got all the ingredients prepared. Still, it is worthwhile doing it.

Fish wrapped in ham with crushed peas and warm tomatoes

Ingredients 

  • 4 rosemary springs
  • 4 white fish firm fillets (I used fresh cod)
  • 4 prosciutto or jamón slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 leek cut in slices (only the white parts)
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 cups of frozen peas
  • 1/2 of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped minth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Put the rosemary springs on top of each fish fillet. Pepper it. Wrap each fillet with one ham slice.

Heat half the olive oil in a frying pan in medium-high heat. When it is hot, put the fish in, and cook for 4 minutes or until it is done. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Fold the tomato into the same frying pan and cook for about 1 minute or until it is warm.

In the meanwhile, heat the other half of the olive oil in a medium size sauce pan. When it is pipping hot, fold in the sliced leeks and sauté until they are soft. Poor in the stock and let it boil. Then, add the peas and bring to boil for about 6min. When ready, add the mint, salt and pepper to taste. Crush the peas.

Serve the fish together with the tomato and the crushed peas.

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