Saturday, June 27, 2009

Jamie Oliver's white fish wrapped in smoked bacon with lemon mayo and asparagus

During our most recent trip to Costco we decided to get a package of tilapia and do some experimenting. We stumbled upon this recipe in our Jamie Oliver cookbook. It took maybe 10 minutes to put together and was so delicious we nearly made it again the next night.


Serves 4

4 pieces of white fish fillets
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, chopped
Juice from 2 lemons and their zest
ground pepper
16 pieces of thinly sliced bacon
4 tablespoons of mayo
olive oil
2 bunches of asparagus, trimmed

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Rub fillets with lemon zest, pepper, and fresh rosemary
  3. Flatten 4 pieces of bacon on a board, slightly overlapping
  4. Lay fish on top of bacon and roll the bacon around it tightly
  5. In an oven-safe pan, cook the bacon-wrapped fillets for one minute
  6. Place pan in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until bacon is golden-brown.

For the lemon mayo:

  1. While fish is in the oven, mix the lemon juice with mayo and add pepper.
  2. Taste to ensure the lemon is strong enough.
  3. Boil the asparagus with slightly salted water
  4. Drizzle the lemon mayo onto the asparagus and serve with the fish.


  1. That looks like a really tasty meal! You can't go wrong wrapping anything in bacon!

  2. That's what we thought too, until my mother tried making it with highliner frozen fish. She said it was very watery. I guess always buy your fish fresh!