Tenderstem® Broccoli Bouquets Wrapped in Pancetta Served with Aromatic Italian Cod

Tenderstem® Broccoli Bouquets Wrapped in Pancetta Served with Aromatic Italian Cod

A dish that looks as wonderful as it tastes. This is one to master in advance of a dinner party.

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil.

  2. In the meantime, crush the garlic, peel and finely slice the shallots, chop all the herbs and set to one side.

  3. When the water comes to the boil, add the Tenderstem® broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness of the stem. Drain the Tenderstem® broccoli and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

  4. Divide the cooked Tenderstem® broccoli into pairs and wrap one slice of pancetta around each pair, as if you were making a bouquet, sprinkle with the nutmeg and set to one side.

  5. Take a large frying pan, pour the extra virgin olive oil, add the garlic, shallots, herbs, salt and pepper, and cook on a low-medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the shallots soften and start to colour. Stir occasionally to avoid burning.

  6. Place the cod in the frying pan and cook for 5 minutes, turning the fillets gently once. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, place the Tenderstem® broccolibouquets in the frying pan alongside the cod fillets. Using tongs, turn the Tenderstem® broccoli frequently so that the pancetta colours evenly. When the pancetta is crisp, turn the heat off.

  7. Serve immediately, making sure you scoop up the flavoursome mixture of the oil, garlic, shallots and herbs.

  8. If you do not have a large frying pan, separate the cod from the Tenderstem® broccoli bouquets and cook in two separate frying pans.

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