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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
  • 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 4 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • MJ
    Feb 9, 2020

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  • darlyn29
    Dec 12, 2018

    Excellent! Taste is tart from the capers and tomatoes and balances nicely with the cod and asparagus.

  • annrms
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 5, 2015

    Great, I love Chicken Piccata so why not Cod? If asparagus is out of season try broccoli.A definite keeper!!

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    Apr 24, 2013

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    Feb 16, 2013

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