Cod Fish Piccata Easiest Recipe Ever

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Cod Fish Piccata is delicious in lemon juice, garlic, and caper sauce. Elegant enough for a celebration but easy enough for a weeknight.  


– 1 pound cod fillet – 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – 3 tablespoons salted butter divided – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1 small shallot minced – 3 cloves garlic minced – 1 cup chicken broth – juice of 1 lemon – 1/4 cup drained caper – fresh chopped parsley garnish


Pat cod fillets dry with paper towels. In a large basin, mix all-purpose flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge cod fillets on both sides in flour. Place on a platter. 

Step 1

Over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil in a large sauté pan. 

Step 2

Without stirring, fry cod in the heated skillet for 4 minutes on one side until golden brown. Flip the cod carefully and cook for 2–3 minutes more. Remove pan-fried fillets to plates. Set aside. 

Step 3

In the same frying pan, add minced shallots and garlic and another tablespoon of butter to make the pan sauce. Cook 30–60 seconds until aromatic. Try not to burn garlic. 

Step 4

Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers, scraping off any browned remains. Cook until the sauce reduces, about two minutes. 

Step 5

Make the sauce silky smooth with the remaining tablespoon of butter. Taste and season as needed. 

Step 6

Back in the skillet, spread butter sauce over cod filets. Add chopped fresh parsley. Add lemon slices if desired.  

Step 7


-Calories: 271kcal -Carbohydrates: 15g -Protein: 23g -Fat: 13g -Saturated Fat: 6g -Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g -Monounsaturated Fat: 5g -Trans Fat: 0.3g -Cholesterol: 73mg -Sodium: 942mg -Potassium: 536mg -Fiber: 1g -Sugar: 1g -Vitamin A: 326IU -Vitamin C: 3mg -Calcium: 37mg -Iron: 2mg

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