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Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus

 Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Place asparagus in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; add
  • water. Arrange cod over asparagus. Sprinkle with lemon juice,
  • lemon-pepper and garlic powder. Dot with butter; sprinkle with
  • capers.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 150 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber,

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Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.