Even though my favorite job of all was working on a fishing boat, I am not a zealous fish eater. That changed with one scrumptious dinner at Phillipshaugen Lodge.
Perhaps it was my euphoria from being in stunningly beautiful Norway — and doing some of the most exciting backcountry skiing of my life. Or maybe it was the smoked bacon from a local farm, or the fresh caught cod from the sparkling fjord. Certainly, the warm hospitality of our kind hosts added exquisite flavor. Best of all, the dish is simple and easy to make — the primo kind of recipe in my book.
Cod Wrapped In Bacon
Pieces of cod, about 5 ounces each
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Cut or roll fillets into uniform pieces. Wrap each hunk in bacon and secure with a toothpick. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes, until the fish is opaque. For the last minute or two, place under the boiler to crisp the bacon. Let rest for a few minutes and serve on a mound of mashed potatoes. Complete the meal with local steamed vegetables and lettuce salad with lemon vinaigrette. Herlig!
Review of our visit to Norway: