Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus Recipe
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Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus Recipe

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It takes longer for the oven to preheat than it does to prepare this delicious, good-for-you dish. While it’s baking, I throw together a quick salad. —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound cod fillet, cut into four pieces
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 150 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Place asparagus in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish; add water. Arrange cod over asparagus. Sprinkle with lemon juice, lemon pepper and garlic powder. Dot with butter; sprinkle with capers.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and asparagus is tender. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus in Taste of Home February/March 2013

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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annrms User ID: 2649709 264281
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2017

"Had this recipe with a beautiful piece of cod loin. We greatly enjoyed the flavors. It was easy to make and cooked perfectly in the time allotted. I only had really skinny asparagus so I didn't roast them; instead, I made them following the TOH recipe for Spicy Asparagus. I served Roasted Greek potatoes with Feta which went perfectly (IMO) with the fish. Will repeat this dinner combo with the cod as the star of the show!!!"

Audra G User ID: 8890485 250212
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2016

"I had a lot of asparagus so I stuck it in the oven (with the water ) while the oven was pre heating. I also had a hard time finding salt free lemon pepper seasoning. I finally found it in the health food section of the store. It is a easy, fast good tasting recipe. You can hardly go wrong!"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 226333
Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"My favorite type of recipe--quick to put together and quick to cook. On top of that, it was very good! Will definitely make again."

tsuop User ID: 6274346 222103
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Great, I love chicken Piccata so why not Cod? If asparagus is out of season try broccoli.

A definite keeper!!"

cafritz User ID: 1148899 198722
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"I would make again. I'm not a great fan of fish, but this was pretty good."

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