Cod Piccata

I’m from Boston so it’s no surprise, I love Cod. It’s such a New England staple. While it may just be a plain flaky white fish to some, to me it represents that weathered hell bent city tucked in the arm of Massachusetts that I call home.

This dish is lemony and fresh, and the perfect balance between hearty and light. And bonus, it can be made in under 20 minutes (prep included)!Cod Piccata IngredientsHere’s what you’ll need for my Cod Piccata (serves 1):

  • 1 cod fillet
  • 1/4 cup of white wine (anything good enough to drink, is good enough to cook with)
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons of capers
  • Half a lemon
  • Salt and freshly cracked ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley

Begin by seasoning the fish fillet with salt and pepper on both sides. Now lightly dust the fish in flour and shake off any excess. Prepping the Cod

In a small frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Let the oil preheat for a few minutes before adding the fish.

Cook the fish in the oil for about 10 minutes (5 minutes per side)–depending on thickness. You can place a piece of foil partially covering the fish to prevent any splattering and to ensure a thicker fillet gets thoroughly cooked.Cooking the CodAfter I flip it, I’ll add a splash more of olive oil to the pan if necessary, and then I add the lemon juice and white wine. Flipping the CodAfter 5 minutes, I’ll add in the capers.Finishing the Cod

Now comes time to plate! Place the fish on a plate and pour the caper sauce over the top. Sprinkle the fish with freshly chopped parsley and pour yourself a glass of that white wine — you deserve it!

Pairings with this dish? I will sometimes serve it over sauteed spinach with garlic and olive oil. So simple. #FieldhouseKitchen

Fieldhouse Fun Fact: While there are many meals I consider memorable, I’ll never forget the Icelandic cod I had at the Fish Market in Reykjavik with my Dad. We sat at the chef’s counter and ended up chatting with our neighbors. There is nothing like sharing delicious fresh food, great company, interesting conversation and wine with family and friends, both old and new.

Cod Piccata Close Up

Cod with Spinach

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