Bacon Wrapped Cod is so easy to create, absolutely great looking and flippin tasty. Try this recipe during the holidays – you’ll love it.

Bacon Wrapped Cod by Diverse Dinners

Cod fillets are doused in a parsley marinade, wrapped in a thick slice of bacon and then roasted. Finally, a sauce is created from the leftover marinade and the juices from the Bacon Wrapped Cod. The result is a gorgeous piece of fish, that will satisfy your appetite in a few bites. Serve on a bed of rice, or with vegetables and you will have a smashing meal.

Bacon Wrapped Cod is one of those recipes you should try if you’re not a regular in the kitchen but want to create something impressive for dinner. Very little effort gets you a beautiful looking dish that smells fantastic.

Bacon Wrapped Cod by Diverse Dinners

I used pork applewood smoked bacon, but you can use beef bacon if pork isn’t your thing, just make sure it’s thick cut. Splurge a little and buy a really nice smokey bacon. The flavor and scent will really make this dish special.

As I mentioned earlier, Bacon Wrapped Cod will make a nice addition to your holiday dinner. This dish looks as good as it tastes, and the spicy, fishy, bacon veiled sauce will have you and your family licking your plate.

Bacon Wrapped Cod

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes


  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 x 5-6 oz cod fillets
  • 4 slices of thick cut applewood smoked bacon

Equipment & Utensils

  • Blender
  • Roasting Pan


  • Blend garlic, chili flakes, vinegar, soy sauce and olive oil with 1/2 cup of parsley until smooth.
  • Place cod in a bowl.
  • Divide parsley marinade into two equal parts and pour one portion over cod and mix around until cod is completely covered in marinade.
  • Wrap one slice of bacon around the center of each piece of cod and place in roasting tin.
  • Repeat until all four cod fillets are covered with bacon.
  • Place in a preheated oven at 450 and allow to cook for approx. 15 mins, or until you can see the flakes begin to form in each fillet, then remove from oven.
  • Carefully tip out released cod and bacon juices into the set aside portion of marinade.
  • Add 1/4 cup of parsley and blend until smooth.
  • Heat the broiler on high and place fish, still in the roasting pan under it. The bacon and the edges of the cod will become golden. Only a minute or two is necessary.
  • Serve immediately with a generous spoonful of sauce.