Paul Rankin’s Cod wrapped in bacon with stir-fried vegetables and crispy noodles

Paul Rankin

Paul Rankin is an award winning Chef from Northern Ireland. A vivacious personality that brings new twists to traditional Irish recipes, as well as his own modern take on Irish cuisine – and makes it accessible to the average cook at home.

Here Paul Rankin share a recipe for thick flakey codfish wrapped in bacon and served with stir fried vegetables and crispy noodles. White fish such as cod goes really well with bacon, and if you haven’t tried it then this recipe makes an ideal starting point.

Ingredients – For the cod
150g/5¼oz cod
½ tsp ginger
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 tbsp coriander, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 slices pancetta

Ingredients needed for the stir-fry vegetables
1 small bunch choi sum
1 clove garlic
½ tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce

Ingredients for the crispy noodle cake
2 tbsp vegetable oil
125g/4½oz cooked noodles
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp honey

How To Cook It:
1. Preheat the oven 200C/400F/Gas 6.
2. Place the cod on a board and rub into it the ginger, garlic, chives and coriander. Season the fish with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
3. Wrap the pancetta around the cod.
4. Place the cod on a baking tray into a preheated oven for 4-5 minutes.
5. To make the stir-fry, chop the choi sum into bite-size pieces. Place into a hot wok with the garlic, ginger and soy sauce for 1-2 minutes and serve.
6. To make the crispy noodle cake, heat the oil in a small frying pan.
7. Add the soy, honey and the noodles and cook for 3-5 minutes till the base is crispy.
8. To serve place the noodle cake on the bottom of the plate. Next add the stir-fried pak choi, and place the cod on top.

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This book contains 140 traditional and modern recipes created to make the most of the very best Irish produce. In this fantastic collection of recipes, Paul Rankin shows how to give many of his favourite traditional Irish dishes a modern twist, such as Irish Stew and Warm Salad of Fish and Chips. He also presents tantalizing new recipes, including Spicy Leek and Goats’ Cheese Souffle and Irish Coffee Tart.

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