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Cod with Bacon & Balsamic Tomatoes

Let's face it, everything really is better with bacon. I fry it, add cod fillets to the pan and finish it all with a big, tomato-y pop. —Maureen McClanahan, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 center-cut bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 cod fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Add fillets to bacon drippings; cook over medium-high heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-6 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add tomatoes to skillet; cook and stir until tomatoes are softened, 2-4 minutes. Stir in vinegar; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes longer. Serve cod with tomato mixture and bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with 1/4 cup tomato mixture and 1 tablespoon bacon: 178 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 485mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Mariann
    Jul 2, 2020

    Excellent recipe! My stepson who doesn't eat fish gobbled this dish up. I used real bacon bits and sauted them instead of bacon strips. Will make again and again. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Teresa
    Jun 14, 2020

    I followed the recipe exactly; surprisingly bland and unsatisfying considering the ingredients. Not sure what I would do if I made it again but it definitely needs something else.

  • JGa2595176
    Aug 27, 2015

    I loved the ease of this recipe, and how can you go wrong with bacon? Overall though, not a runaway favorite recipe for our family. The balsamic vinegar is a great pairing with the tomatoes though! A nice weekday meal and quick to make.