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Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

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
Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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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