Fire up the smoker this weekend to make this incredible tasting Smoked Cod Wrapped with Prosciutto to serve as appetizers or featured main dish in just 45 minutes.
🍽️ Why This Works
Simple | These are so simple to make, yet make such an impressive appetizer or add a few for a main meal.
Two Ingredients | No salt and pepper needed as you will get a little bit of salt from the Prosciutto.
Great Starter Smoker Recipe | We love to share this with anyone that is just starting out smoking as it’s quick, easy and pretty much “no fail” recipe. If you didn’t love it, make a dip or add into deviled eggs.
Cod | We love the firm, mild flavor of cod but consider any fish similar like mahi mahi, grouper or haddock.
Prosciutto | This is pinkish piece of thinly sliced cured pork has a line of fat that runs through the center. It is dry aged ham used a lot in Italian dishes.
Set the smoker up to 225 degrees with indirect heat using our DIY Fire Starters and add the wood that you chose or this recipe. We used applewood this time but have used peach before as well. We like to use a wood that leaves a soft and mild flavor profile. If you need help picking out your wood match, check out the wood pairing cheat sheet.
Step One: Cut the cod into one inch by four inch sections (you don’t need to be exact) and then take one thinly sliced piece of prosciutto and wrap it around a couple times. It should stick to itself, but in case it doesn’t just hold it together with a toothpick of small metal skewer. Set aside until the smoker is ready.
Step Two: Place the wrapped cod on the smoker/grill for 30-45 minutes. There is no need to turn these over thanks to the indirect heating setup. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees by using a thermometer. We use a wireless meat thermometer so we never overcook anymore.
❗ Expert Tips
Take this smoked cod and make a smoked dip from it. We made a version of a crab dip we’ve loved for years and swapped out the crab for the this cod and it was TO.DIE.FOR. delicious! We did cut up the prosciutto and put it in as well, being careful to NOT add more salt.
Take some cream cheese and spread on top of a bagel with this fish for a special weekend treat.
Toss it into a homemade macaroni and cheese recipe or substitute for tuna in a casserole.
Make fish cakes to eat plain or to put on buns for an easy weeknight meal.
Substitute the prosciutto for bacon for a completely different flavor.
You can make it as a whole piece of fish, it will just take longer to smoke.
Use any fish that you like that is firm in texture to hold up to smoking.
Store in the refrigerator for about four days. You can choose to freeze them in a gallon Ziploc freezer bags for long term storage up to 3-4 months. I like to wrap in Press N Seal and then place in the bags to make sure there is no freezer burn.
Smoked Cod Wrapped in Prosciutto
- 1 lb Cod
- 6 oz Prosciutto
- Set up the smoker or grill using indirect heat. Bring the temperature to 225 degrees and add the wood. I recommend using a lighter fruit wood. We used apple for this recipe.
- Cut the cod into one inch by four inch sections and wrap it with one thinly sliced piece of prosciutto. If it is is not holding together on its own, stick a toothpick through it. Set aside until smoker is ready.
- Place on the smoker/grill for 30-45 minutes. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. There is no need to turn these over as the indirect heat and gentle smoke will finish these up nicely.
- Remove and serve for an awesome BBQ treat!
- Take this smoked cod and make a smoked dip from it. We made a version of a crab dip we’ve loved for years and swapped out the crab for the this cod and it was TO.DIE.FOR. delicious! We did cut up the prosciutto and put it in as well, being careful to NOT add more salt.
- Take some cream cheese and add it to the smoked cod and spread on top of a bagel for a special weekend treat.
- Toss the smoked cod into a homemade macaroni and cheese recipe or substitute for tuna in a casserole.
- Make fish cakes from the smoked cod to eat plain or to put on buns for an easy weeknight meal.
- Substitute the prosciutto for bacon for a completely different flavor.